She has to be about three years old, twenty years ago. Still believed in Santa Clause, still believed that her Mama was the smartest, strongest woman in the world!
She and her boyfriend learned yesterday that he has been offered a job in Louisville at a research center with the University Hospital. Even though they knew he had a good shot at it, it stunned both of them.
I'm certain he will take it.
Today I am feeling a little stunned. Even though Louisville is only 50+ miles to the west.....it means for the first time ever, my baby will be outside my reach. I was an unmarried mother. She and I braved much together. In most ways, she is the best part of me. I'm not sure how it will be with her that far away.
But, in many ways it is a good thing. I have a brother and a sister who both live in Louisville. Her father lives in Louisville. Her boyfriends father is from Louisville and he has plenty of relatives there. As a matter of fact, Bridget and I lived in Louisville for close to ten years. She started school in the catholic school system (is there any other in Louisville?) there. She could very well reestablish old relationships from her childhood, because people leave Louisville, but they always return.
Wow. I am so happy for him. I realize the job opportunities for Bridget are better in Louisville also. Maybe she will follow in her Mama's footsteps and go to the University of Louisville! Ha. That would be the greatest of all.
Merry Christmas everyone.