Tomorrow is the day
Tomorrow is the day I have been anticipating and preparing for… for years. I have actually been very actively preparing myself for almost exactly 2 1/2 years. Am I prepared? Probably not. Am I the most prepared I could probably be? Yes, I would say I am. I knew back a few years ago, that when both my girls left the nest, it would be a very hard transition for me. My daughters have pretty much been my whole life since the day they were born. I was the ripe old age of 32 when I started having babies, and had been waiting so long, it seemed. So, back a little over 2 years ago, when I could start to “feel” this time was not far away, I began preparations….for me. I knew I needed to figure out who I wanted to be when I grew up and if not at this age, when the kids are flying out of the nest, then when? I needed to do it for me but also, just as importantly, for them. They need to know that I trust their instincts enough for me to be more of a quiet supporter of their lives now….to let them find the path they are meant to find, without worrying that they are my only source of happiness. They also need to know that its ok, more than ok..essential for mothers to have fulfilling, exciting lives after their children fly the nest! So here we are…
And I am proud to say, I am so excited for my daughters, and so proud. They are ready to fly. Ready for take-off to all the exciting “places” this world has to offer them. They are strong and confident. They have both tested their wings, and they are working just fine! And their Mama? Well, I am ready to ease into the next chapter of my life with a little plan of my own… of just who I might want to be when I grow up!
That’s it from here as we finish preparing to move our oldest into her own little apartment near her favorite college campus tomorrow!
Lots of love,