Saturday, March 29, 2014
New Beginnings AND Letting Go
Then, in the mid-1980's my September became more complicated. New meaning was going to be layered atop. I drove my youngest to university. The three hour drive was full of laughs and remembrances of his helping me get his older siblings launched. We had been a good team while they were away. He helped me with my work, took care of my car and tended to all the dog's needs. He playfully wondered how I would get along without him.
After helping to get him unpacked and settled into his campus life, he accompanied my back to my car for our farewell until Parent's Weekend.
As I hugged him, a rush of emotions flushed through me, leaving me empty. Tears filled my eyes. I gripped him tighter. Close to his ear, I whispered "Get in the car. No questions asked. I'll buy you a Porsche".
His body heaved so hard in laughter I had a really tough time hanging on to him. "Get in the car, Mom. Go home."
We both wept as we laughed.
September is not just new beginnings. It's also letting go.