Bright Lights, Big City

Right now, my baby girl is at school.  A new school.  A better school.  And I’m so happy for her.

But we all know bittersweet moments – we’ve all been there.  Rarely are there achievements and good times in StimCity without a little twang of ‘ugh’ to go along with them.  It’s the nature of the beast.

RM’s new school is in the city about 15 miles away.  I know that doesn’t sound like much, but it is a huge departure from the 1 mile away from home her preschool was.  So as exciting as this morning was, and as thrilled as I was to know I am sending her on to bigger and better things – my heart ached as she pulled away in the new van, with new driver and monitor – off to the big city.

But there will be bright lights in that big city.  MY Bright Light, for one.  Her boyfriend, Rock Star, is another Bright Light.  And I even know of a couple of the other Bright Lights that go to school there, too.  Then there are the teachers and staff at the school – MORE Bright Lights.  It is a true community in this school.  Like ‘CHEERS’ — where everybody knows your name and it feels like home. 

So yes, she’s off to the Big City – but there couldn’t possibly be a nicer, more friendly small-town feeling when you walk through the doors there. 

That’s where my baby will shine her Bright Light.

About Rachel Kenyon

Rachel Kenyon is an Aspie, Advocate and single mom of two beautiful babes - The Boy (11) and RM (8). The Boy is a Legomaniac and RM is a kick-ass diva with Autism and 4q Deletion Syndrome. View all posts by Rachel Kenyon

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