My hubby and I planned it this way.
“Let’s have our kids close so we go through everything at the same time…diapers, potty-training, car seats, amusement park rides…”
When we had our first, life became crazy and our normal was out the window. We had to find a new normal or go crazy forcing everything into our old normal.
And with each new baby born, a new normal was adopted.
Now with 3 teenagers and one of them getting ready for college. I find myself having to seriously consider that this is a new normal.
A normal where my kids drive themselves around…where they fill in my iPad calendar with their own work schedules, activities with friends and appointments.
When did this happen?
This weekend is my daughter’s open house for her high school graduation.
We have been planning, shopping and preparing for this event for a while now.
Today we picked up the final items. And as my daughters and I were jammin’ down the road with Jamie Grace, my mind whispered again, “When did this happen?”
Jamie and the girls kept jammin’ while I became a bit melancholy because it hit me… “We raised them this way… We raised them to release them.”
It’s true when they say, “You only have them for a little while.” And that little while seems to be slipping by faster lately.
In the last seven days, our first-born graduated, our second-born passed the test for his driving permit and our 3rd was hired for another summer job.
In a few more blinks of time they’ll be off on their own… yet we did raise them for this.
We raised them to release them…yet sometimes… it would be nice to hold onto that old normal for just a little while longer.
Today we link up with Lisa-Jo for Five-Minute-Friday. We write on the same word prompt for 5 minutes. (All the details are here if you want to join us!) The word prompt for this week is: RELEASE.