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Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Letting Go: Graduation
Tomorrow night my youngest graduates.I don't feel overly sad or sentimental. I know this is an important milestone in her life - one of many she will still experience.In fact, a part of me feels relief. For some time now she has outgrown high school and I can see her wings ready to take off to the next adventure.This is one of the many things I love about this girl. She embraces change and the experiences she gains from them. She has always been the one to challenge my ability to let go. She is independent, something I want but that I also struggle with often. I want her to think and act for herself, but also don't always know how to give up control.(Being a mom is a never-ending learning experience.) But she has learned a valuable lesson I taught her at an early age, "You know your body best." And she does. As she graduates and makes her way into the world, she will make mistakes which will make her stronger and lead her down the paths she was meant to travel. She will bring her beautiful smile everywhere she goes, brightening the lives of all those around her - that is one of her special gifts to the world. She will make a difference.That I am 100% sure of. Knowing this makes letting go that much easier. I know I HAVE to share her with the world. But as lucky as all those who meet my passionate daughter will be, I know she will always come back home to her momma in some manner. I know this because she has taught me to let her go as she has been ready and because I have, I have placed myself in a very safe place in her heart where she knows I am here for her no matter what life brings. I am her forever mom. After tomorrow night, she becomes a free woman. I can't wait to set her free and see what she can do! Be on the lookout because pure amazement in being released.