Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Much Better This Way

Almost two years ago, I left a young woman on my front porch with tears in her eyes.  Bethany was just months post-wedding-cancellation and Alan and I and Davin were moving to Rochester.  As much as I knew it was the right decision for me to follow Alan, it broke my heart to leave my girls.  It seemed unnatural and wrong for us to be moving away from her.  Sure, she was grown and could do fine on her own, but it just wasn't the way I thought things should progress. 

On Sunday, we loaded up a moving van and moved Bethany into an apartment that she will share with a friend.  Ashleigh and Kevin asked me if I was sad.  Although I miss her presence at the house very much, this is the way it is supposed to be.  She is going and spreading her wings (although she did live on her own the whole time we were in NY:-), and this time it feels so much better.  It was much easier to leave her there in the new apartment, ready and excited to make her place her own. 

I miss you baby girl, but am proud of you and excited for this next chapter in your life!!! 


Martha said...

She moved out just before the hurricane?!!! And it was easier? Ahhhh!

Heather said...

She sure did:-) In the rain (not too badly, though) I just kept thinking that we must be crazy to be moving right before the hurricane!

Martha said...

You are brave, but I don't suppose she went too far anyway. (Is "don't suppose" bad grammar?)

Sherri said...

Congrats to Bethany! I am glad I met her when you guys were here. From what I recall, Isaac would be glad to visit her in her new apartment :)