I have a trip coming up in two weeks. My youngest daughter Abby and I are going to visit a friend in Arizona for spring break. We'll also be able to see my godmother and cousin while we are there. I am very excited about this although I am a little conflicted.
Abby is getting married in July, so a trip together while she's still my little girl seems awesome. The conflict comes with the money. With the price of weddings these days, I have no business spending money on a trip four months before the wedding. I also feel bad about leaving my husband behind, but we certainly shouldn't spend the money for both of us to go. Truth be told though, I think he is looking forward to having the house to himself for five days.
Why should I feel conflicted, even guilty about this trip? It's a chance in a lifetime to go with my girl and make some memories before she moves on with her life. My baby is going to be a beautiful bride. Where did that time go? 27 years seems like last week when she was born. Abby is a beautiful, loving, talented, giving, spontaneous, happy, friendly, sweet, motivating, funny, grateful and sincere woman. She is everything I ever wanted her to be.
So, screw the money! It's only money. I am going on this trip and I am going to have a wonderful adventure with my little girl. I only have this chance once. I'm not going to miss it.
Arizona here we come!!
p.s. We are going to a Cubs spring training game. Cross that one off the bucket list. Thanks Shari!!!
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