The end of an era

I’m not going to cry. I’m not. I’m not. I’m not.

Okay, yes, I cried.

Today is the first day of Pre-K for Twix. And, I’d be a liar if I didn’t admit this is a bittersweet day for both Entrepreneur and me. She has been with us since the day she was born. We were at the hospital when she arrived three weeks early, one day ahead of a February snowstorm.

She came home to our house when our daughter and Peanut were living with us. We were right there with her Mama when there were concerns about health issues stemming from her premature birth.

After our daughter went back to work, I transitioned to working my job from home so she didn’t have to worry about child care. And so my journey  with our second grand girl began.

Twix’s health issues improved and she flourished with so many caregivers watching over her. I made her baby food and she went everywhere with me. She took her first steps in our home and it was here she said her first words.

Even when they bought their own home and moved out, she continued to show up Monday through Friday at 7:30am while Mama went to work and Peanut went to school. We watched her grow from an infant into an inquisitive toddler…and now into a precocious preschooler.

I know she is, technically, not my daughter, but she has become such a part of me over these past four and a half years.

And now we have to let her go. As hard as this is for me, I believe it’s going to be doubly hard on Entrepreneur. She’s been his little shadow ever since she could walk, and a shining light in the middle of a very dark time for him.

She has her new backpack, new first day of school outfit, Nana-made quiet time blanket, pillow and small luvie. She is ready.

I’m just not sure I am.

Blog hopping with Happy Tuesday from Comedy Plus and Pictorial Tuesday from Peabea’s Photos ‘n Scribbles

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12 thoughts on “The end of an era”

  1. Lisa, I would have cried as well. In fact, I got emotional just reading this post because I clearly remember when Twix was born and some of the photographs you shared back then.

    These photos are so precious; especially the one of you and Entrepreneur. So sweet!

    Doesn’t it just amaze you how fast time flies and how quickly babies grow up?

    Sending good thoughts and love your way, my friend!

    X

    P.S. Those last shots of Twix are faaaaaaaabulous! She looks so comfortable in front of the camera. She looks like a Supermodel 🙂

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  2. Time has flown since I first visited your blog and you had the grandbaby there and I had my grandson living here. He too came as a baby and stayed for quite a few years. Twix is so cute as well as her sister. Love the happy smile. Blessing for her to have a great first year. My grandson-babykins is now in middle school. Mom and he have moved on to happy, happy times as she remarried to a wonderful fellow and finally happy forever is my prayer. I do miss my days with my special little fellow though, but when he comes to our house he still claims his old bedroom as his own, and I have a hard time parting with some of the toys he left behind even though he now has way grown out of playing with them. He’s more into helping grandpa out in the garage with projects. 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Pictorial Tuesday.

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    1. Good to see you again! Peanut and Twix’s Mama has remarried as well and that is our prayer too (see previous posts). I never parted with some of my daughter’s toys. The grand girls played with them, which now makes them extra special.

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