It is hard for me to believe that we are back to school, having completed two and a half weeks already! Sports are in full swing, as is homework and the packing of lunches. Ugh! With my youngest moving into Middle School this year, I am missing the morning routine of walking him to school, greeting friends and neighbors at the corner, as the Safety Patrol crew helps us cross! This was actually the first year we had the “first-day-of-school” photo with just the two boys, since they depart earlier…I was still in my pjs (and no one needs documentation of that)! Where are the days where we anxiously waited outside at 3 o’clock for the children to come bounding out of the doors squealing, with papers flying and lunch boxes and backpacks dragging along?! I miss that!
Additionally, my heart truly goes out to all the mothers of last year’s graduating class. Their babies are leaving the nest for college this year and that is a hard one to take as a Mom. Having invested so much physical and emotional energy into our children, in the raising and continued support of them, it is no wonder that the “letting go” is a challenge. I will be in their shoes next year! But have faith friends, you all have given each of your kids a solid foundation, a sturdy platform for them to fly from, and now it is all up from here! They can do this and so can you! Don’t second guess it…know it- all will be fine!