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...........


  1. I know what you mean. You still have a bird in the nest, but that doesn't make it any easier to let one of them go. Its going to be a very exciting time for him and for you, but also it is soooo hard!

    Its like your never really prepared, but it sounds like you are more prepared than you think. Hang in there! Love ya, Carol

  2. Hi Jeannette, On the topic of the birds leaving the nest, an old boss once told me. "We should give our kids two things, roots and wings - the rest is up to them." You do get used to them being gone.. . . . and the worry? Well, it's always there no matter how old they are - you just hope the choices they make are good ones.

  3. oh nooo
    I dread this day jeanette.
    Many prayers for youa nd him


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