Saturday, August 26, 2006
The Bird Has Left The Nest
My baby bird has left the nest. WAHHHHHH........
I know that it is time for him to spread his wings and fly solo,
but it is still a hard step to take. Hard for me anyway.
All I can do is offer my help and be prepared to stand back or jump in if needed.
When children come into our lives we have time to prepare, to think about it, time to get to know and love them. But when they leave, no matter how much we've talked about it or planned for it, it's still a drastic change. One day they are there with their long legs, their music, their cars, their friends, their questions, and then, they're gone. The bird-leaving-the-nest metaphor.
My hand is no longer on the bicycle seat, it is time to let go.
I will worry, as Mothers do, but I know that he will do just fine.
I just hope that his roomates are BIG sports fans...........