Sallie in particular has grown to be so strong and brave. I watched her hugging her siblings goodbye and not shedding a tear as they grabbed at her trunk begging her not to go to camp without them. It meant the world to me that she paused to say how much she loved me too and how happy she was that we got to spend some time together before she had to leave. I too teared up just a little watching her pull away in a friend's car all packed and ready for a new chapter of summer to begin.
Pool time always helps heartbreak and so Jack, Aggie and I went to the pool for the afternoon. It helped ease the pain of missing their parents, and having to say goodbye to their sissy just an hour or so before. I don't have access to a pool myself so this treat was as much for me as it was for them.
Sorry for the picture overload but there was just so much to share. You are getting a double or triple dose if you follow me on twitter (@bekuhdoo) or instagram (@bekuhdoo) because I posted a lot there too. Feel free to relive those moments too, I know I will.
These pictures will have to hold me over until I see them again. I just hope Sallie isn't driving by then, and Aggie in middle school. Do any of you have a special connection with the families you babysat for? That is if you babysat. It's funny when you're not blood related to someone yet feel like you'd do anything for them, even step in front of a bus. big kiss, bekuh