Happy and Sad
Seeing you youngest child moving to Capetown is creating a combination of feelings. On the one side it gives a feeling of accomplishment but on the other side feelings of Sadness, Possibilities and even the spirit of Adventure seems to mix the air.
We have been preparing him for this day, when he will be heading off into the world. I don’t think I have been preparing myself for it. It just feels that irrevocable change is going to happen.
The day my daughter left home it was gentler because the “Leave” was mask by her wedding arrangements. Besides she has just moved down the road and her husband adapted so well in our clang it actually felled that we have gained another son.
Swimming with my daughter three times a week at 5 in the mornings is just a blessing and we have managed to maintain our special relationship.
Fortunately we have technology on our side - we can keep in touch while the transition happens for him becoming independent. It will be tuff to stop lecturing but I will be looking forward to our new relationship as adults.
ps. Just a node to all my friends that has gone through this separation process – now I know.
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