And She’s Off…


The crocodile tears have been streaming down my face for weeks, days and just hours now for my beautiful, sweet Alexis Starr!  She left this morning via train to Paris and tomorrow she boards an airplane bound for Utah and then Hawaii.  She has begun her adventure as an 18 year old young adult, yet it is breaking my heart!  Being a parent is the hardest thing to do especially when you have to let your child fly and spread their wings!  Alexis has been a constant source of joy and laughter for me for years.  Our family is going to miss her so much!  Everyone has been very sullen today since we had to say goodbye, for a time, to our amazing sister, daughter and “bestest” friend!

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When we got home she had left hand written letters to each one of us.  (That equals more crocodile tears!)  Sophie is a little lost without her this afternoon.  Starting school on Tuesday will be a good distraction from the emptiness we all feel!

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Alexis has been so excited to go to BYU Hawaii and embrace a new experience, yet it is very hard for her to leave the family!  She has always been one that loves to be with her family.  There were many times in her high school days when she chose to stay home with the family instead of going out with friends or on dates!  She just adores her siblings!  I’m not exaggerating that statement either.  I could go on and on about her fabulous qualities, her strong testimony of Jesus Christ and the wonderful daughter she has become, but it is causing more tears!

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Alexis and I agreed we both are not pretty criers!  Man I miss you already and I love you with all my heart! :)

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Bon Voyage Our Lexi Starr!

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