Today is the Last Day of May. Tomorrow is the Last Day of school for Jacek and the Last Day of Elementary School. This is the scene I will miss the most. I have loved watching him walk up that hill to school almost every day since 4th grade. In 4th and 5th grade, he wanted me to wait for him to get to the top before I drove away. He would turn around and wave to me three times as he saundered up. This year, in 6th grade, he walked straight up the hill, never turning back to wave to me. He would say, "Mom, you don't have to wait for me to get up the hill. You can drive away." I truly believe that children need two things while growing up- roots, then wings. Giving Jacek roots was the easy part, but giving him wings? Now that's a different story.