I've been a bit melancholy lately about Elizabeth. At the ripe old age of 6, she has decided that she doesn't need her Mommy anymore. I have a feeling that it's partially because from August - February, she had to deal with me way too often as we dealt with her seizure disorder and her side effects. And so now, she's feeling great and ready to assert herself. It's not so easy for me, but I totally understand her need to be independent and I'm thrilled that her health issues are no longer an issue. I want to make sure that I back off a bit and let her have her independence even though it's sooooo hard to let go. And I have this wonderful photo of her being so silly and so full of joy and I couldn't figure out what to do with it. So, I had to do this to remind her and me that I'll still be there as she moves on. And to remind myself that moving on is a good thing. An online friend of mine lost her dear son to cancer this weekend and it's all about perspective, ya know?