Yesterday was one of those days parents dread; my baby left for good. Although Amy has been living in Truckee for the last two years and we are in Reno, she is an everyday part of our lives. She has decided to escape the cold of the Sierras and move 200 miles away to the coastal area of California, Sebastopol to be exact.
I am happy for her and proud of her ability to pull this off. She has worked hard and saved money all summer, so she will have a little cushion until she finds a job there. She intends to go to college in Santa Rosa next semester. She adores the house they have rented there, with a tree full of ripe apples, raspberries, grapes, and blackberries all ready to pick.
We had her with us for 20 years; it seems so short now.