The tadpole boy-man has grown since that post a few years ago. He graduated from high school, got accepted to college (out of state), was hired for a summer job, and has left home for the summer.
That is a lot of change for his Mama-Frog… tears well up and throat clogs just typing this post.
As a Mom, we want our children to make their way in the world, to get out into the world, and to make a positive difference in the world. But wow, this is a rough one. For me. I have to work very hard to remind myself that “This is good. He is doing the right thing. This separation might actually be what I have been preparing him for all of these years”.
That takes a lot of self-talk, to remind (me), remind (me again), and provide him with encouragement, not cling…