last night i dropped grace off at school for the overnight field trip to the zoo. i was comforted knowing both of the moms she would be with, but it was still hard to walk away. in that moment i felt a change. it was the moment i realized that she was okay without me. i looked back to see her surrounded by her fiends and she was laughing. i wanted her to look at me so i could wave one last time. she didn’t. she was still laughing. i don’t know why – but i find it much easier to watch the boys get taller, stronger, and older. letting go bit by bit is proving to be one of the hardest parts of being grace’s mom.