I have been taking care of A since she was a year old. In fact, Katie doesn't remember a time without A. The two of them are attached at the hip. They are like two sides of a coin. They are the fiercest of enemies and the best of friends. Like sisters actually.
Today was A's first day of Kindergarten.
Katie was thrilled for her. They walked hand in hand to the steps to wait for the bus and giggled and whispered together. A was a little nervous and Katie gave her hugs for courage.
The bus pulled up and after one last squeeze of the hand, she climbed up the steps, took her seat and the doors closed. Katie waved and waved and waved. She waved until she could no longer see the bus.
Then she stood and looked down the road and realized the bus had just taken away her best friend.