Sunday, July 15, 2012

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Today was a BIG or should I say monumental day! Miss K embarked on her very first solo plane ride! Just for clarification purposes, this means BY HERSELF!  Miss K's brave spirit overshadowed my moments of uncertainty. She had no hesitation, no fear, and no doubts...she was ready for her adventure into St. Louis to spend time with her Granny and Granpy.  

5:30 wake up call! 

7:30 arrival 

8:00 hugs, squeezes, smiles, and kisses (and the mind your manners drill:)

8:15 letting go time 

8:30 departure

This was a day that I will never forget nor will K. If I'm being honest, I wasn't sure if I was quite ready for this. Yet, I'm not sure if I would ever be truly ready! This summer marks the first time Kennedy will travel to see her grandparents alone and my hopes is that this is something we can continue to do with our children. The moments that will be shared are truly priceless! 

I love and miss you already Miss K. I'm SO proud of are one brave little girl! Can't wait to meet up with you in STL next week! 


Megs said...

I thought about you yesterday! I hope she had a great trip:on the airplane)

Renee said...

Wow, you are both so brave! I think that is a great experience for her! And kudos for you for letting her go.

Our niece flew here from Dallas when she was 8. She loved the solo flight and did great!

Alison said...

I have been thinking about letting Griffin fly solo to my mom's. I have the same hesitation but know in the end he will do fine. Did she connect anywhere or was it a direct flight??

Sam said...

It was a direct flight but it stopped in Chicago - airlines will not allow minors to have flights that connect anywhere (they have to stay on the plane for the duration of the flight). It was a 3 hour flight and she did GREAT! I packed a goodie bag with lots of encouraging notes:) I'm sure Griffin would do great!

Meaghan said...

She is growing up too fast! I'm so proud of her independence and you for not crying in front of her! :)