It goes from taking vacations with your family to passing on family trips in favor of jobs and basketball.
It goes from running to show Mom a salamander or yelling, "Hey, watch me!" to running out the door with a, "See ya!"
It goes from playing with the brothers in the backyard to road trips with them across the country.
It goes from 'dorky' to 'cool'.
It goes from visiting siblings in college to taking off for your own university experience.
It goes from sitting in the co-pilot's seat to taking off on your own.
It goes from getting your humorous comments put in the family "Funny Book"--
"I feel sorry for this song (last one in the hymnal), no one ever picks it."
"Oh! Dana would love that (passing a horse farm)! She could clean stalls."
"Finally! (his 7th birthday) I'll bet you're excited too. To have a boy since he was zero already 7-years-old!"
"If Hawaii sunk, would they take a star off the flag?
"I was going to sleep with my sunglasses on last night. I wanted to see if I'd have weird dreams when it was really dark."
To writing thoughtful and insightful college papers.
It goes from asking, "Will you go to prom?" to "Will you marry me?"
Congratulations Shane and Claire!