Friday, August 28, 2009

Leaving On a Jet Plane!

Last night I took Taylor, Hope and Chris to the airport. I really thought it wouldn't be to bad....what was I thinking! Taylor had a wonderful opportunity to fly to Florida with them and visit a friend whose parent's rent a condo for the whole month (this is possible b/c they home school their daughter). Hope and Chris really wanted to take her and were going to get her ticket so it was going to be a "free ride" literally. This was the first time Taylor had flown and she was so excited. I was excited for her too but a little sad b/c I wasn't going to get to experience her first flight. Matt didn't understand how I felt but surely there are some moms out there who get it.

They got in the check-in line and I stood in the background snapping pictures, there were no tears at this time.

Then we walked down the airport towards the security line, no tears yet.

As we approached the line I stopped and told Taylor she had to tell me bye b/c I couldn't go any further (this is where the tears made their appearance). She looked at me and said "mom, why are you crying." With tears rolling down my checks I told her that I was a little sad she was growing up so quickly. I dried my tears and told her I would be fine and to go and have a good time.

I watched them go through the security line. I stood there as long as I could see them taking pictures which was quite a task since it was hard to see through the tears.

I am sure the security guards wondered who the crazy lady crying and taking pictures was!

I cried on the way home. I even had to call Amy and be consoled that everything was going to be fine and she was going to have a great time and would be home safely on Sunday afternoon.

Chris took a picture on the flight and Taylor looked so excited. She got a window seat which was great. She even called once they got to Fl to tell me how much fun the plane trip was, how it was a little bumpy when they landed and how she could see all these lights from up there :)

My baby girl is growing up and I can't seem to stop it no matter how hard I try!


Cindy said...

You are definitely not the only one who cries at any milestone that comes up. I, too, get sentimental about everything, it seems! I'm sure Taylor is having a fantastic time and can't wait to tell you all about it when she gets home on Sunday. :)

April said...

I get it!!!! I'm right there with you, Holly. Flying is a big milestone, and you not being there on the plane with her is sad...though I'm thrilled that Taylor has gotten such a wonderful opportunity. I'm positive she'll have a great time and be just fine. Hang in there! They do grow up too fast, I'm sure of that. You got some great pics of her at the airport!

Ginger said...

I would cry too!! I am very emotional right now with all our changes and milestones.
Just know you have a smart, beautiful daughter. I know she is probably having a great time.