I thought I was mentally and emotionally prepared for it.
But I wasn’t.
The kids all bought her “presents” of items that she would be needing at college.
When the move-out day arrived, I took a few last pictures of her in her childhood bedroom.
And here she is downstairs, waiting for us to load everything into the van and be on our way.
On the ride to college, she could hardly contain her excitement!
Once all her things were brought up to her room, we started to unpack.
Did I forget to mention that Aiden was with us, too? Afton took some time to cuddle her baby brother, saying good-bye to him.
Rich and I stepped outside the door and into the hall. I turned and quickly snapped this picture of her.
And then it happened.