Well it was bound to happen eventually. My not-so-little girl is making her next BIG move to an even bigger city than the last big city that felt too far away. Out of province this time and in just a few short weeks. I already know that Montreal will suit her well and my heart will break, stretch and deepen once more. Sigh.
At least Paige has left the nest in stages over the past year. Kitchener, then Toronto and now Montreal, with plenty of time at home in between - thankfully. I needed that time and heart space to adjust to the reality of my daughter growing up and away. So grateful for it.
I'm proud of my girl for following her heart and doing whatever the hell she wants. I wonder where she gets that from?
Update (August 17th): The ride is set and Paige will be moving to Montreal this Sunday - a few weeks earlier than planned. Such is life. Is there ever enough time to prepare for that much distance from your child? Probably not.
So grateful I'll be with my girl for the journey to her new space and also grateful I'll be with a beloved the whole way home (Sheena is driving).
I admire Paige's bravery in just picking up and going to another province and I know she will do amazing things when she's there. No doubt about it! I'm sure I'll be a puddle for a while once she leaves but for now I'm just so happy she's here with me. Every moment matters.
Stay close to the ones you love while you're lucky enough to have them nearby, sweet friends.
6 more sleeps.