LETTING CHILDREN GO…TO LET THEM GROW…
I need to back-track a bit, folks. Come along…
So our daughter, Danielle, graduated from High School on May 29, 2015. Sad day. Nope…Happy day!!! Hhhmmm…“SAD” day. Nope…“HAPPY” day. Nope…Sad AND Happy day at-the-same-time, kind-of-day!!! SAY WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!! Yep, Danielle’s High School graduation day was a Sad AND Happy day at-the-same-time, kind-of-day!!!
Chris and I are both so very proud of Danielle’s accomplishments. What an amazing young woman she has become. Letting her go…to let her grow HAS BEEN…???…???…???… “DIFFICULT”…EVERY STEP OF THE WAY!!!
Letting her go(from home) to let her grow in kindergarten. Then letting her go from elementary school…to let her grow in middle school…and onward for her continued growth in High School. Aaahhhhhh!!! And we must now let her go from high school to let her grow in college… Hhhmmm…”PARENTHOOD…IS DIFFICULT,” folks!!!
Have I mentioned that I can be a procrastinator??? I SURE CAN BE!!! Whenever I feel overwhelmed with an emotion, I GET PARALYZED!!! IMMEDIATELY!!! AND CAN DO NOTHING!!! ABSOLUTELY N-O-T-H-I-N-G!!! I feel certain I have mentioned this in a previous post, back there…somewhere, right??? Or wrong? Oh bother, think, Think, THINK…
Now get this… I was overwhelmed with Danielle’s college/scholarship applications. So…”I” DID NOTHING!!! “OUT OF SIGHT…OUT OF MIND,” right??? She did things…???…???…???… “INDEPENDENTLY” and took care of business. Danielle has been accepted and is planning to attend University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL.
So, will she be commuting, living in a dorm on campus or living in an apartment off campus??? “Hhhmmm…I think I’m feeling a bit “overwhelmed,” folks. You know what “THAT” means, right??? I AM PARALYZED!!! And have done NOTHING!!! Aaahhhhhh!!!
Oh well, “TOMORROW…IS ANOTHER DAY”… to think about the need to do SOMETHING, right???!!!???!!!???!!! DOUBLE Aaahhhhhh, Aaahhhhhh!!! I THINK MY BRAIN IS PAR-AL-Y-SIZING!!! (in the process of becoming paralyzed-Hey, that’s ANOTHER new word, isn’t it??? “Paralysizing.”). Hhhmmm…I believe there’s a previous post way back there…somewhere with a list of “Jill’s” newly created “words”. Did you happen to peruse it along your journey through this blog???
All joking aside, I ALWAYS knew we’d have to let go of our kids to let them grow, HOWEVER…I figured letting go of them would get easier as they…???…???…??? GROW!!! HA!!! N-O-T!!! Letting go…to let them grow NEVER gets easier!!! PERIOD!!!
GO TEAM PARENTS!!! WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!
P.H.P., folks. Parents Helping [their little] Peeps…???…???…??? :/
Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today… “EVERY” day!!!
ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!! AMEN.