Sunday, March 21, 2010

He's Leaving

I signed the papers… but only now is it really sinking in. With bags packed, my baby glances back as my heart bleeds, “Don’t worry mom. I’ll be home Wednesday.”

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Tomorrow morning my 11 year old is going away on his first overnight school trip. I know he’ll be fine, but even thinking about not having him nearby is difficult for me. As parents, we try to do what’s best for our children and sometimes that means letting go. I’m sure, by the time he comes back, we’ll both have benefitted from the experience.


Brian Miller said...

i am sure he will do fine...relax mom. smiles.

great 160. happy sunday!

Maha said...

Looks like it's not only my mother who's like that. Turns out it's something universal that all the moms are perpetually worrying about their kids. Beautiful piece.

Monkey Man said...

I remember our daughter's outdoor school overnighter. Ended up being the experience of a life time but her anxiety level peaked before she left. Great 160 and thanks for firing the synapse on an old memory.

Nessa said...

i'm sure he will be fine and you will survive but i do remember how hard it was the first time my daughter went away.

Children's Miracle Network

otin said...

I can definitely see being nervous that your 11 year old is away from you for the first time. I think that it is only natural.

Anonymous said...

it will never be the same,,,, but you will be forever proud..

want something to take your mind off it?

Larry said...

yes I understand you having anxiety about your son leaving but I know and so do you really he'll be fine just relax mom and enjoy in the light that he'll come home stronger mentally. what ever happened to you I haven't seen you at This Blog Of mine in awhile lately hope I didn't run you off.

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Thanks larry

Ronda Laveen said...

This is a lesson on how to wrench a heart in 160. He'll probably have a better time than you will.

Ji said...

beautiful Sunday 160,
thank you for the fun!

Ji said...

Happy Monday!

Shadow said...

a bitter-sweet moment for any mom...

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

Did I just miss this?
I am kicking myself!

You be well.

Have a blessed and winsome week! Awards and a CAUSE! For the benefit of Children this Easter,I am inviting you to please join the good cause to bring HOPE to the Children. Me got some goodies for you too, come on over? If you have been tagged, just come over to get the awards as I wanted you to have them. cheers! hugs shakira HAVE YOU A BOMBASTIC WEEK!

Dulce said...

I know exactly how you feel!
Yes, a bitter moment... as my sister says (her daughters are a bit older), 'this has only just began.'

We have to start learning to let them go, but very little by little please... I personally cannot take it.

But you know everything's gonna be alright
I try to remember what I, as a child, felt when I left home... it was great!
Love dear FEL. ;)

Nevine said...

You know, I'm 39 and my mother still worries about me. So, your journey is just beginning, Felicitas. I know it's difficult, but start training now to survive the bleeding heart every time your child has to go away and leave you. I live all the way across the world from my mother. It's agonizing for her. But, it's life. I'm hoping all goes well. I'm sure he'll have a blast. So you can be happy for him, yeah? :-)


Alice Audrey said...

It's so hard to let them go, even a little bit. Then they turn into raging teenagers and you can't decide if it's better to have them around, or away.

Ji said...

the best blogger award for you,
Happy Wednesday!

Felicitas said...

Well, Tristan arrived home last night and all is good with the world once again! Thank you for all your words of encouragement.

Larry - I actually did drop by to see you last week, but I couldn't find the comment button (not sure what's up with that : )

Shakira - Unfortunately, I can't participate in the Children's Miracle Network promo because of a conflict of interest. I work for one of Walmart's largest competitors and cannot advertise for them on my site.

Ji - Thank you! I am humbled.

~ Tabitha ~ said...

Oh jeese it's hard letting our kids grow up,isn't it ? I hope
he has a grand time.You be sure
you've done a good enough job
that he will be secure and will
come home just fine :)