Your first day of school.
You did not need me to see you off.
I got up anyway.
You chose your own clothes.
You did a good job.
You made your own lunches.
And cleaned up after yourself.
You packed your bags.
OK, I helped with that.
You left the house, calmly.
You have done this many times before.
For the first time, I did not take your picture.
I am sorry.
You did not need to mark this day.
Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.
With love and optimism,
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