Friday, June 24, 2011

Flying From the Nest

On Tuesday, I had the privilege of attending freshman orientation with my son.  The fact that I will be teaching my third day of kindergarten on the day he leaves for college had not hit me...until I walked the campus sidewalks, breathed the lecture hall air.  
Wow, he is really leaving.  He is really leaving!  

The photo above was taken on graduation day, just a few weeks ago.  The other picture is one of my favs--he was 5 weeks old and he owned my heart! (I took a picture of the photo, no scanner, thus the strange date!)

As we all prepare for a new year with young learners, I hope we will hold them in our hearts and realize that being part of their histories is a privilege.  Our students' parents/guardians are living life, fighting bedtime battles and snapping pics for the scrapbooks, hoping we will love their babies.

So, I have two things for you:  the first is a poem I wrote several years ago, which resonated with me today, and the second is a song for letting go.  {{}}

Making It Fit (written 9/08 by me)
The necessary, the ordinary bits cover parts of the hours  
and Sleep, mmmmm dreamy sleep, fills a certain space 
Then, the money-making stuff, mine  
is fun, busy, creative, passionate 
While Our children go and come  
throughout, stretching my heart 
as they grow wings
bits floating over 


  1. Oh my goodness.....we should talk. My firstborn is heading off to college in August and I am having a terrible time letting go. There is no doubt that me finding your blog was a God thing! After sobbing my eyes out listening to that song and watching the video, thank you is all I can say:)

  2. Great song! Thanks for sharing! It brought tears to my eyes and reminded me of how much I can't wait to start a family of my own!


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