One of my daughter’s closest friends is moving to Texas. Tootie is devastated. Already, there have been a few spontaneous fits of weeping, even though Jada isn’t leaving until later this week.
The two have much in common — a love for dogs, collecting rocks and bugs, reading and running at recess.
This past weekend, we had Jada over for a farewell sleepover. The girls spent most of the night dressing up and dancing. Before bed, they read for an hour, swapping books as they finished. And while we wish all the best for Jada and her family, my heart breaks for Tootie.
Jada is moving to a part of Texas we often travel through on our way to and from my parents’ home. So I’m hoping the girls can see each other at least a few times a year. Still, it won’t be the same.