Goodbye, for now.

We said goodbye to our Ally today as she moved into her dorm at UW Madison.

Y’all, I am struggling to come to grips with this. How did we get here?

Wasn’t I standing in the hot sun in Ghana meeting her for the first time like…yesterday?

I guess not.

I am so proud of this girl. She has come so far from the tiny little 9 year old who wanted to leave every single bit of her identity behind to become American. She has worked hard to overcome the want to reject everything that rejected her. She even chose a Black dorm to live in. If you knew what I know about her, which isn’t mine to share, you would realize what a HUGE deal this is.

–FullPlateMom, who will be in her bed sobbing for the foreseeable future.

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