Rachel went on her first solo flight today to visit family and friends in Connecticut and New Jersey. I know she's 16 years old, but this old mother's heart was flipping out while waiting for that text message telling me she landed. She did! I'm so proud of her for handling this on her own. And I'm proud of me also!! She is very mature and very responsible, but still, I've always been with her whenever she flew anywhere. It's really hard to watch those baby birds spread their wings!!
So now she's off having fun. That's what summer is all about. While we often catch a Broadway show when we visit New Jersey, we won't make it to one this year when I join Rachel. Our alternative is a Bon Jovi concert. That man with the golden locks will rock our socks off on my birthday in none other than our home state. A wonderful birthday treat for me!! I cannot wait!!