Goodbyes are not easy for me.  Maybe I shouldn't look at this goodbye as goodbye.  For now it is only temporary.

 

My fourth child, my baby of four and a daughter leaves tomorrow morning to go back to college.  It has been a wonderful month with her at home.  For being number four she is a very independent young woman, and yet she counted on me to help her get ready to leave.

 

For now it is temporary but because I have had three before come and go during college and then college come to an end and they start their own lives, it is bittersweet.  I am so proud of her and admire her hard work and goals to do well in college and beyond.

 

I struggle because my children are the center of my life and it is hard letting go.  Watching them go out on their own.  Need me less.

 

And then I think of all four of my children.  They still need me.  Maybe not in the same way as when they were younger and more dependent.  But I am a phone call, text message, email, car ride away and we do connect. 

 

They know that I would stop my world for them and that makes goodbyes more bearable.  Knowing my children are in my heart and I in theirs is a good feeling.  I choose to enjoy that rather than say goodbye.

Views: 5

Comment

You need to be a member of Mom Bloggers Club to add comments!

Join Mom Bloggers Club

OUR TOP MEMBERS. PARTICIPATE TO TREND

1. Trishawna Robinson

Scarborough, Canada

2. Steph

Manchester, United Kingdom

3. Lauren Markman

Concord, NC, United States

ADVERTISEMENT

Advertisement

MBC CUTIES

Our current cutie was uploaded by Alea FrankwickUpload a photo of your cutie. They may be featured here. See all of the cuties.

Our Latest Food, Travel & Lifestyle Posts

Five Ways The EazyHoldUniversal Cuff Helps Kids with Special Needs Deal With Daily Living Activities

Most parents find that training their non-disabled children for life's activities is challenging enough. However, parents of physically challenged children have to be especially creative to make sure that their young people learn the daily life skills that they need to be self-sufficient. Occupational…

Building Boundaries – Building a "Swimming Pool"

As mentioned, positive parental authority is built on values such as: personal example, good communication, seeing the goals of others, seeing others, tolerance and mutual respect, each according to his own set of values. Values are part of a framework of defined and given boundaries. In order for you to…

Advertisement

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISE

© 2016   Created by Mom Bloggers Club.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service