Didn’t I just give birth to that giant baby who took days to come into the world? How is it that in just one month he will be five and that he has begun his school life?
It is the intensity of transition that makes mamma hearts ache.
That first one? That one during labour? That one is only the beginning. The rest sting just as mightily. Last weekend I did a workshop for parents sending their kids to university. We were feeling the same, them and I.
Scared. Proud. Sad. Excited. Conflicted.
But still we know. There is a time for everything.
A time to let go.
A time to bare down and fight.
And so we release them over and over again.
We find new stages.
In some ways sweeter.
In some ways harder.
In all the ways…once the transition pains ease, release soon comes.
E and I are making our way into this new stage too. More girl time for us. She is finding her way to new toys and settling in with a good book beside me.
It’s a slow day. Partly because O is not here. Partly because…well a rather large Amazon parcel arrived.
And guess what? I accidentally ordered two copies of “The Rhythm of Family”. So my very first bloggy giveaway! If you would like a copy of this awesome book from Soule Mamma leave a comment and I will get it to you!!!
UPDATE! The winner of the book is commenter number two~ Congratulations Kristie!