You loved her before I knew she ever existed and you love her more perfectly than I will ever be capable of. I know she was only meant to live in my home for a time and in my heart forever. The time has come for her to spread her wings and fly, putting into practice what she has learned during her years in my home.
I'll miss her. I mean, I'm not heartless! But I can honestly say that I trust you completely to go before her and surround her with your love. I've heard it said that becoming a mother means letting a piece of your heart walk around outside of your body and it's true. It's not easy to let her go, but it is the right thing to do!
So I'm asking you to get her to San Antonio safely AND get my husband home again safely! I'm asking for you to be unbelievably real and present in her experiences there. I'm asking you to stretch her, to grow her, to challenge her, to draw her close to you. Be her confidante, her strength, her support, her most faithful companion.
Thank you for what you have already done in and through her and I'm excited to see what you have for her in the South!