It is the season of graduates. I still have incredibly fond memories of the times in my life tied to graduations. It is a bittersweet time of great anticipation. Now as a mother, I am getting to live all the new beginnings and sad endings with my children.
My youngest son Macklin is about to “graduate” from preschool and make his way to Kindergarten. Of course, I think he is adorable and so brave. He is becoming such an interesting person — with a personality, thoughts, ideas and wants to share it all. He is so excited to get to go to school — like all of his brothers and sister — he wants to grow up as quickly as possible always chasing the other kids. I want to tell him to slow down — don’t miss this part — don’t grow up too fast! Partly because he is the baby…..and his mom still wants to cuddle and care for him!
As I look into those twinkling blue eyes, I know that the greatest gift that I can give him is the wings to fly to that next destination. And a safe place to land.