Vol. 2 Ch. 3 P. 28

ball, sports, soccer, game, children, child, parent, mother, father, growing up

Today marks the beginning of your first journey without me.
Already, I imagine you telling me stories about the people you’ve met,
the places you’ve been, the things you’ve done.
Already, I feel smaller.
Your opening up to the world displaces me from being the center of your life —
today, a tiny bit; tomorrow, a total displacement.

10 thoughts on “Vol. 2 Ch. 3 P. 28

  1. I see your point: every goal a child makes makes him or her more of his/her own person and less and less tied to the umbilical cord. Little do we know what these little joys mean in the bigger scheme of things. Very reflective.

    • Yes, very true! Parents know that letting their children go is the right thing to do, but they can’t help but feel set aside at times. But that is one of the challenges of parenthood, and once parents can get over this hurdle, it’s rewarding for both them and their children.

  2. I remember when this happened with me and my two (now adult) children; and dread it happening for my son and daughter-in-law with the two grandchildren! But what joy in seeing how well they function out there in the wider world–and now the internet keeps us posted on their “doings” many times a week, even a day, sometimes.

    • I guess it’s something all parents go through. Glad to know that you still keep in touch with your children through technology. 🙂

      But what joy in seeing how well they function out there in the wider world

      This! Thus, it’s very important for parents to learn how to let go. Your kids are lucky to have you as a mother. 🙂

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