Herself took Offspring the First to the airport today to return to college. Alas. Such a short visit.
It was delightful to have her home. She was cheerful, patient, pleasant, conversational, and her usual witty self. Wonderful.
As she watched her daughter ascend alone on the escalator in the airport, Herself was struck by how grown-up Offspring the First has become. Traveling by herself - imagine. Making her own way in the world, one step at a time. Exciting.
Spread your wings and fly, child, fly. So many adventures await. I am happy for you.