Actually two weeks from yesterday, but who's counting.
Thirteen days until Lyle takes my big girl all the way to Senegal.
It will be amazing, I'm sure, on so many fronts. She'll be working side by side with her dad, providing dental care to a population in desperate need. I know it will strengthen the special bond she already has with her father, and I know her compassion and love for mankind will grow ten-fold.
But man, will the rest of miss her here at home.
She's Bruder's confidante.
Rose's favorite playmate and idol of all that is "teenage girl".
And Cholita's second mother. The fun one.
Lucy frequently plans and carries out elaborate "spa nights" for her little sisters. She has late-night talks and marathon chess tournaments with her brother. She asks me the most wonderful questions like, "What can I do to help?"
And we're going to miss her like crazy.
Lyle, keep one hand on your dental drill and the other on our one-of-a-kind Lucy.
Bring her back safe and sound.