The sight of tail lights driving down our driveway. The sight of my two babies, in a vehicle, without me, heading to school.
Dad always told me that the first time I watched the tail lights of Cole's vehicle drive down the driveway, that was the day I would know what being a parent really was. Well, today, I know exactly what my dad meant.
I am excited for Cole, of course. He is a good driver, and a very responsible kid, and I couldn't be more proud of him and for him. I remember getting my driver's license and how thrilling it was to actually get to go somewhere BY MYSELF.
But today, as I watched the two most precious things in my life drive off without me, all I could think of was how very much I love them and want to protect them. And, while I'm still the same parent I was yesterday, today, my heart is just a little bit heavier knowing that my son is driving. I love you Cole. May God bless you and Alex and keep you safe everywhere you go.