Today is Hannah’s last day at school! And because we are going to the farm (tonight) its her last, last day at her school. Last days are always a bit emotional, and I am feeling sad already, but am trying not to let her know so that she is free to feel what ever she wants to…
I know that she is sad to be leaving her friends. I know because she has been difficult and teary all week – like she can’t quite put her finger on what the problem is. She has said many times that she doesn’t want to leave her friends.
At her school, all the children who are leaving are “clapped out” on their final day. Lead by the year 6 kids they walk through a tunnel of hands made by the other children who then clap them good bye! I imagine that there will be tears, not only from Hannah, but from me too!
When we started planning this experiment, we thought of all the good things that would come from it. More space, a simpler life (ha), more freedom to raise our family the way we want to. Sure we thought of some of the down sides too, but I guess I just skated over them a bit in my head.
I know we are doing the right thing. It is going to be great. The Country Boy is already down on the farm waiting for us to join him. We can’t wait to actually be there. I just want the good byes to be over.
Think of us today….