And so tonight being the eve of the last day of Kindergarten, I try super hard to be excited for what's ahead: the wonderful lazy days of summer exploring nature with my girls. I can not tell a lie though, because there is a piece of me that aches to see my baby grow and gather more independence. The invisible umbilical chord feels that pull of what is only natural and good, which is our children growing up. I gather all the strength I can to smile and not shed a tear, and I wait until they are fast asleep - all snug in their beds to let them fall. I love you my angel and I am proud of all that you are.