I woke up at 4am the morning of the big move and got in the shower.
By the time I got out, there were red patches all over my skin from the heat, and I got dressed.
I wore my favorite baby blue tie dye sundress, black combat boots, and put on my black fishing gloves. I french braided my hair and did my makeup.
When I finally made back to my room, Mikayla was awake and dressed. I walked over to her and helped her brush a big knot out of her hair.
Waking up the kids had to be the hardest thing at 4am. Brandon was the easiest to wake up. And, thankfully, when I walked into the girl's room, Isabelle and Mikayla were already awake and dressed.
"You guys better get a move on. We don't have a lot of time."
"Okay, mom," Mikayla replied.
Isabelle, being stubborn and defiant, just like me, shoved past me and stormed down the stairs.
"Don't worry, mom. She'll come around eventually," Mikayla said, trying to comfort me.
"I know sweetie. Can you wake Scarlet up for me, please?"
I headed off to my dentist where Lucy was waiting for me.
Brandon and I were loading the last of the boxes into the U-haul when Mikayla came out with a box labeled 'baby memories'. And I went back inside looking for mom.
Walking through the halls that I had walked for the past three years, I went straight to my mother's dentist, assuming that's where she would be.
"Marie, you have to tell them," I heard Aunt Lucy saying. "You can't keep them in the dark any longer. They'll be getting their letters soon."
"Your right, Lu."
That's when I took my chance to go in.
"Izzy?" My mom began. "Is everything okay?"
"Yeah. Everything's okay. I just wanted to let you know that I'm going to see Adam before we leave."
"Okay. Just make sure your back by 7," my mom said.
"Okay," I said and left.