It's a hard thing to reconcile because so much of us was poured into this trip. So much sacrificed, so much offered, so much lost. And so much gained and enjoyed and given to remember. And we're loading up the van today.
In about a month, Teia graduates and then whatever God wills for Teia happens. I guess to a degree, that statement is true for all of us, but God has led Teia to a crossroads unlike any other child of mine.
And then like the fine quartz sand on these beaches, over the next few years, the other children slip out of my grasp to wherever. My heart is heavy.