Every morning I wake up at 5:30 take a shower and then wake up my daughter at 6:00. She takes her shower and then proceeds to get dressed. Then she joins me in my bedroom where we proceed to do hair and makeup. Usually by 6:30 I'm finished and head downstairs to make my breakfast and pack my lunch for work. This morning I made her breakfast too. By 7:00 am we're ready to head out the door.
I remember a time when the only thing we would say to each other in the morning was "time to get up" and "have a good day". And both those statements came from me. I didn't want her in my room in the mornings and she didn't want to be there.
I was thinking this morning that this time next year, I'll probably be getting ready in the mornings without her. She'll be away at school and I'll be here. I think I'm really gonna miss that girl. It amazes me how our relationship has changed. I'm more patient and she's more open. I lecture less and she talks more. I trust her and she doesn't give me any reasons not to trust her.
It's a good thing ... but still.