So - last Sept we packed up our family and moved half-way around the world.
DD#3 made fast-friends with a girl in town...VERY sweet girl. They have become very close - sleepovers, hanging out all the time, etc. A few months ago, the girl announced that her family was putting her in boarding school starting this year (9th grade). A short time later we found out that the family is also moving out of town...so even when the girl goes home, she won't be coming here.
Today is their moving day. The friend came over here last night and the girls were out around town until midnight, then the friend spent the night. DD is over at their house right now saying good-bye as they get ready to head out of town. :-( Poor DD, another sad day for her.
DD is back home - her friend and family have now left. DD is hiding in her room and doesn't want to be bothered right now. Hopefully things will improve over the next few days for her. She has orientation at school tomorrow morning and school starts next week - so she will be back in a routine soon. Poor kid - she looks so down right now. :-(