Stories of Twenty-Fifteen – Week 29

Here’s this week’s story:

Title: Three Days in Coloma
David, I knew this day was coming all year but I just kept avoiding it because Coloma was going to be the first time you were away from home. And I wasn’t ready for that. But, like it or not, the day came. And we had to say goodbye.

You left with the rest of your class, teachers, and a few parent chaperones. For the next three days, I didn’t get to hear your wonderful voice. I got a few emails from your teachers and I had to be okay with just having that.

In the first few photos they sent, we couldn’t see you and that made us even more worried. But the three days passed quickly and you were back in my arms before I knew it. And the best part was that you had a total blast! You came back with wonderful memories, awe-inspiring stories, and a fantastic adventure.

I know this is the beginning of many more trips you will take on your own and while I, of course, wish you could be with me all the time, I am so happy to see you grow up and venture out into the world on your own to create your own memories, your own experiences, and to watch you grow.

David, I am so incredibly proud of you and grateful for you every single day.

Stories of Twenty Fifteen is a project for 2015. You can read more about it here.

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