My delightful, wonderful, goofy daughter left on a big, big plane to Israel last night. Our Nina will be there for 6 weeks, with the family and at camp. She arrived safe and sound this morning, and of course, not until I heard her voice, was I able to breathe again.
As Nina, Reid and I were sitting in the airport last night, I kept thinking about the time we sat at the airport with her on our way home from Cambodia. She was 9 months old. In 10 days she will be 13. It was very emotional for me, (deep inside of me, so she wouldn't notice), to send her off. There she was, a young lady, sitting with us, chatting in Hebrew, getting ready for an adventure from which she will, no doubt, come home different, in a very good way.
What joy this child brings us every single day!
Nina posing with a duck-face, clothes shopping with me the day before she left on her adventure.
You little goof ball, Nina Willis!