Friday, May 17, 2013

We'll Be Waiting

     Those little whimpers and whines, ears pulled back, noses to the window, they make you a little sad and echo your feelings. You want to hold back the hands of time and you mourn it's passing.
                    
     Those whimpers remind you that those little people you all love so much...they are growing up way too quickly.
     They turn and they're little eyes beg to ask, "Where are they going Mom? Will they be back? Don't go. Don't you know we love you?"
     It makes your heart break a little every time you have to see it. Together you watch them walk away.
     And as they walk away, you capture the pixel image in your heart and mind and you whisper a prayer too. "I love you. Be safe my babies. We'll be waiting."

The Lesson
At this time of celebrating milestones; with graduations, weddings, birthday parties, and all the other reasons to celebrate the passing of time, I am reminded of something universal for most parents. Leaving your babies? It doesn't get easier as they get older.  You do get accustomed to the routine but the ache that tugs at your heart as you watch them walk away? It just becomes a little more familiar. 

Love,
Teacher-Mom

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