Thursday, February 28, 2013

Even If I Could

I know my son is thinking
     'stop looking at me like that'
But I can't help it
As he stands tall before me
     taller than me
Holding his college acceptance letter
     torn envelope on the table
Another milestone on the road of motherhood
I see behind us, all the other firsts
     first smile, first tooth, first word, first step
And I see this new first
     another milestone on my road to letting go
     a growing up son
          almost grown son
I know through my tears and smiles
    and very tight hugs
He's standing there thinking it, but not saying it,
     'stop looking at me like that'
I can't.  And I wouldn't
    even if I could.





10 comments:

  1. This is beautiful, Michelle. It makes me want to cry. I can already see those days—so bittersweet. *hugs*

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    1. Thanks Dana! I'm so proud of him, and excited for him....but it's hard to believe that the days of blankie and "snuggle ups" have gone so quickly!

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  2. I get silly like that with my guy too. Watch me get a little teary eyed tomorrow when I go to pick up his Kindergarten Enrollment package.

    (found you through Papa is a Preacher)

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    1. This is actually nothing compared to the wreck I was for Kindergarten!

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  3. What a wonderful poem on the blessings and difficult moments of motherhood.

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  4. That is lovely. I am not looking forward to that moment (even though it is a wonderful achievement). I want to keep the kids close. I do not think I had much sympathy for my mom when I went away to school. I was too excited. But now as a mother I can see how difficult it is! :)

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    1. Right? I never gave a thought to how my Mom felt as I jumped from her nest! Seeing that from a different side now.....

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  5. :) It's a bittersweet day for us too..

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