My younger daughter will trick-or-treat tonight, and for the first time, she doesn’t need me to go with her. Another bittersweet milestone. I am thankful every day that my girls are growing into wonderful young women, and I did not want more children so I could fully focus on the two, but these moments give me pause.
As the end of their childhoods nears, I’m feeling a mixture of pride and sadness. It may seem like it passed in the blink of an eye, but the sleepless nights, diapers, and nannies are becoming harder to recall. My memories are a heady blend of summers, school events, ski trips, birthdays, great times, hard times– all the experiences that make up the story of my family’s life.
Tonight, I will snap her picture, and then wait in the car just up the street while she ventures out into the world (almost) on her own.
18-karat gold turquoise ring
Kalia denim jacket
Lighter-heel leather mules
Carolina single-breasted wool-twill cocoon coat
Demi-fine 14K gold-plated hoop
Oversized-lapel double-breasted wool-blend coat
Quincy shiny ballerina loafer mule
Pleated checked wool midi skirt
Checked wool blazer
High-rise straight-leg jeans
Blanche leather ankle boots
Bellechasse medium leather-trimmed canvas bag