The day is finally coming and my Mama heart is breaking. My first and oldest is leaving home.
In my mind, I know that this is what much of my job as a parent has been about; preparing my kids to grow and launch into their own , wonderful, independent lives. The excitement in our home is palpable as she packs up her room. Her younger sister is crouching like a vulture; sorting through any discarded bits that the older one is leaving behind.
But I'm not ready! How do you say goodbye as you drop them off without turning into a blubbering, crying heap of Mama love?
I know that she needs me to be strong for her. I know that her younger sister needs me to be strong as well. But sometimes, as a parent, I also know that I need to allow myself to be human and to feel the emotions that I need to feel. I've always known that this day would come. I had no idea that it would be this hard!
5 days left to goodbye....