04 March 2006

On Letting Go

So today is 4-H Project Day in our county. LightGirl and LightBoy are participating and they'll be learning some new things. But the big moment for LightGirl is Fashion Revue. She has been working on a pair of capris all year in her sewing club and today she will be judged on them. And I will not be there. It's important that she do this without me, but it feels very lonely. I know that my beautiful daughter is going to be fine and she is with my best friends who think of her as a daughter as well. I am very proud of her work on these pants and her perserverance on the rattin' frattin' pockets. But I will not get to see her in her outfit, struttin' her stuff. This is another first. One of many more to come as she grows up and away from us her parents. It is good. But no one told me that it would be hard, and lonely and kind of sad too. Here are some pictures of the pants that she made so beautifully and of our prep this morning.

Update: So .... she didn't need me and she won a blue ribbon to boot!!! I''m glad I let her go alone, even if it was hard. She learned so much and gained so much confidence. It was all worth it.


Blogger Scott said...

Great job Lightgirl! Way to go!!!

3/05/2006 01:32:00 AM  
Blogger kate said...

I love that last photo. A classic.

3/06/2006 02:35:00 PM  

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