A bittersweet reflection….

I spent this past Saturday with my daughter looking for a suitable outfit  for her upcoming job interviews as she will be graduating from college in December.  As I shared in her excitement and trepidation of her job search and future independence, I couldn’t help but feel sad that my little girl has grown up and soon will be on her own.

Can you really let go? How do you let go?

I remember breaking down in a grocery store soon after my son left for college because I noticed I’d picked up his favorite food.  I still find myself going into their rooms….it’s been a few years since both have left home, but it doesn’t seem to be getting  any easier for this particular mom.

I wish my mother was here…. for guidance and advice….I miss her so very much.

I hope I was a good mother ~ I hope they will remember the lessons ~ I hope they’ll make good decisions ~ I hope they know how much I love them ~ I hope they’ll find happiness ~ I hope they’ll remember to call home ~ I hope they don’t have to face hardships ~ I hope they know I’m always here for them ~ I hope they’ll be safe ~ I hope they’re eating healthy ~ I hope they’re praying ~ I hope ~ I hope ~

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Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had, and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed.  ~Linda Wooten


2 thoughts on “A bittersweet reflection….

  1. Awwww, this post reminds me of my mother and you seem like an awesome mom yourself. Your love and compassion will follow your children everywhere they go. Eventhough they might face hardship or forget to call, the values you have placed in them will get them through it all. Lovely Post! Have a good one – ❤

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