Monday, August 25, 2008

1st day of school....sorta...

picture by flicker

Yes today is the day.....you remember their first day of school. It is etched in your memory, usually there is a picture with their very first teacher. You leave them....with you praying that they have fun, make lots of new friends and they don't miss you to badly.


Well, today that did not happen. Today was a new beginning of sorts. Ethan started College classes. It was very different than his first day of school. There were no pictures made with his teacher, or goodbye hugs or kisses, I didn't even drive him. He is all grown up and doesn't need me to hold his hand. It is bittersweet, but it is also part of life. It is amazing how mothers learn to let go a little at a time. When they are young and so dependant on you for their very survival, then you blink and this young man or woman stand in front of you. Regardless of their age, I find it difficult to stand on the sidelines.
On a good note...he did ask me to make him breakfast and I felt a tad bit needed. This afternoon he told me his day and his classes were OK. I sure could have used a good night hug....I digress.....

3 comments:

justabeachkat said...

So sweet...but sad too. Our little birds eventually fly away. But no too far, we pray.

Hugs!
Kat

Stacey said...

Sheila I am in the same boat with you! We moved Andy to Tullahoma a couple of weeks ago, and it was hard. He is my oldest, but I am learning to let go! I know exactly what you mean about the first day of school. The night we went to Motlow to register for classes, he and I were walking across campus. I looked at him and said, "This reminds me of the first day of kindergarten!" I wanted to cry, but I restrained. We have to be glad they are normal and can do this, but we will always be their mothers!!

Love to all

Ashley's Attic said...

You have a couple of the greatest kids though and they soooo look up to you and the example you set! Good luck to Ethan! Also, go check out my blog when you get a chance, I tagged you for an award!