Five minutes ago we were here...
And now, suddenly, we're here?!
How is it this keeps happening? First the oldest gets married and now, not a month later, the youngest graduates from college...with two majors and a minor, a successful comedian, a boy becoming a man...
I know, this is how life's supposed to go. One moment you're feathering the nest and trying to wrap your mind around this fragile, new creature that is your baby- the next second- they've flown the coup and the sudden silence is deafening.
A few minutes ago I was in charge of their well-being- now I must watch nervously from the sidelines. I know only as much as they share but I feel and imagine so much more.
They don't need me like they did and this is a good thing, I remind myself. It means they are launching, soaring into their futures with strong wings and brave hearts. I am so proud of the men they're becoming...etc, etc, etc...And yet- I miss my babies with all my heart.
Selfish, but true, and all a part of the process...Dammit.