It was only a matter of time. After a test run with a friend, and then again this past Saturday on his own, Liam walked to school all by himself today.
I did not follow him. The crossing guard knew that he would be doing this today, as did his teacher. They were both on the lookout to make sure he arrived. And he did! Apparently proud as punch, telling everyone at school how he had just walked there on his own.
And I only cried a little bit as he faded from site up the street.