Letting go is something we have to do so often, yet it's so difficult to do.
From the time our children are little we are teaching them so that later we can "let them go". They can't wait for that independence and yet we dread it.
Not just because we want to control them
From the time we send them off to Kindergarten it starts. Are they going to be able to find their classroom? Is another
Then as it moves on they enter high school and you have a whole new bag of worries. Will they start hanging with the wrong crowd? Will they start drinking or trying drugs? Will they get into fights
AND then......then it happens..... They get a drivers license. The rest now seems like a cake walk. You are putting your child in God's hands. We do this daily but NOW.......now I pray more often, now I pray even harder. "Please God, just wrap your arms around him and get him to school safely"......
We have to let go. We let go when they graduate high school and move on to college.
We let go when they announce that they are getting married
Aside from children there are other areas we have to let go of. OUR YOUTH. We keep dropping those pennies in the fountain of youth but one day it becomes obvious
We have to let go of loved ones who pass away. We miss them, we grieve for them and then we have to learn to let that go.
Our lives are always changing. New great things happening and the processing of letting go. It's bitter sweet.
When I'm sitting on my front porch with Hunk, holding hands and looking out over the lake drinking our morning coffee in peace I may like change. When I don't have to rush around getting everyone ready for school or taking them to dance, guitar, wrestling or volleyball practice I may be grateful for that change.
Who am I kidding? I'll have grand-rats running around in place of my rugrats and I'll be smiling every single step of the way.
In with the old and out with the new....A change is a-comin' like it or not.
So I'm going to
Spillin' it one coffee cup at a time,
PS..... I just called my son WHO WAS SUPPOSED TO CALL ME AS SOON AS HE GOT TO SCHOOL and he is there safe and sound..... my heart was pounding out my chest with each ring of the phone.....
I think I need therapy.
"Where are those big girl panties when I need them"???