checking off the to do list and adding more things
the days fly by turning in to months and seasons and years
I knew my kids would grow up and leave home.
It's what I have wanted for them too
To grow up, become independent and have families of their own.
Only I never really thought about it
About the details of it.
About helping pack their belongings in a truck.
Driving over state lines and not having a for sure date when I will be able to wrap my arms around them again.
They have left before... I know.
To different countries even... but always for a known period of time.
I knew when they would return.
and then I could drive to their homes again
and help with whatever they needed
and share Sunday dinner with them
and snuggle with their little ones
who are also a part of me.
But this week is different.
This week it begins.
My lifelong dream for my children is coming true.
I joy with them as they spread their wings and fly....
and sorrow at the same time.