I blinked and she grew up.

Where did the little girl in this picture go? Wide-eyed and smiling, she is waiting for her first school bus ride to Kindergarten. The whole world in front of her to discover.

Today, we dropped her off at the University of Rhode Island to start college. How is it possible? How did Charlotte go from this wide-eyed little girl, to such a wonderful grown up woman? I'm one proud Papa, but also a bit heart-heavy and melancholy. You blink and they grow up.

Austin is a senior at RIT. Areya is a junior at Ithaca College. Charlotte is a frosh at URI. Nathan and Charlie are in diapers. I'm the luckiest man alive, but I just have to stop blinking.