A couple days ago I had one of "those moments" with Jalyn. Granted there are a ton of "those moments" in life, but this particular one really got to me.
Here's the scoop:
I had to take Sis to the doctor for her final (FINALLY!) shot required for school. Things had gotten a little off kilter with her shot records due to a dumba&& pediatrician who will not be named. That's a whole 'nother story. Anyway.... after Jalyn's appointment, I walked her in to the school office and explained why she was late. I asked the secretary if I could walk her to her class, but she gently explained that they had people who could assist her. (Apparently, the school has had WAY too many parents trying to roam the school hallways-- we received a nice little "talking to" in a letter sent home last week.). So I l leaned down to tell Sis to have a great day and bend in for a kiss....and there it was.
One of those moments.
She looked at me and I could just see in her eyes that she was thinking, "Mom I'm a big girl PLEASE don't kiss me in front of all these people I want to show what a big girl I am I can do this by myself I promise!"
Now granted, her beautiful blue four-year-old eyes likely did not say all of that in one run on sentence, but it sure felt like it. By the time my brain had even processed her expression, she was halfway down the hallway, eagerly walking to her fun-filled classroom. As I watched her wave to various friends in the hallway, skip in her light-up Disney princess shoes, with her newly bobbed hair-do bouncing, I just wanted to cry.
She'll always be my baby.