I have watched you these last few weeks,
You have grown, blossomed before my eyes.
There is a certain independence about you, a certainty with which you go about your activities.
It tugs at my heart, this independence.
I see you, more than ever, as your own person.
I love it! But it also makes me ache deep inside.
This is the beginning of me having to let go,
These lessons, this life; is yours.
I will be here to hold your hand, if you want to hold mine.
I will hold and hug you when you need and want it.
I will pick you up if you want help.
I will listen when you want to talk.
I will be here whenever, and I mean whenever you need me.
I am and always will be your mom.