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How Do I Choose the Best Professional Cleaning Service

Keeping your home clean can be an exhausting task, especially if you have to squeeze it in between the chaos and work and keeping your family in line. And if your life feels like it’s nothing but cleaning and tedious chores, perhaps it’s…

How to Keep Your Pool Clean Without Using Chemicals

The weather is getting hotter and hotter, and if you haven’t done it already, you are probably getting ready to open your pool and start the swimming season. Having a pool in your backyard is wonderful, but it requires quite some effort before you…

8 Ways to Make Food Shopping as a Parent More Bearable

No one is denying children aren’t the gift that keep on giving. But, as a parent, there are just some tasks in day to day adult life that shouldn’t be accompanied by kids. Namely the weekly food shop. Opening yourself up to a world of whining, potential tantrums and…

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.

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