Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Letting Go

 
Spring sprung, and so did you.
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.
I watch from afar, fascinated, and happy you don’t see me.

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,
To let you explore, discover, make mistakes, fall down, learn, grow and change.

These lessons, this life; is yours.
I am here to guide and help if you need me, but this journey...it 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.
I love you Reece and I am watching and enjoying this journey you are on.

36 comments:

  1. They do grow up so fast. I love this tribute to your little man and enjoyed the photos that give glimpses of the man he will become.

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  2. I guess I am just supposed to cry today. You have beautifully summed up motherhood. Thank you.

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  3. tears...
    Beautiful Kim and all so true. They are their own persons. It's such an honor to witness their growth.

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    1. Thanks Lisa, and yes such a wonderful honour to be witness to their journey.

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  4. These are the sweetest words. My daughter has yet to be born and I already anticipate the days she will want to strike out on her own and the bittersweet feeling that must come with that as a parent.

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    1. Thanks Sara. It isn't easy, that's for sure, but I do so enjoy watching it all unfold. Being a part of it all is so amazing.

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  5. oh, so sweet. Those are feelings that are always in my heart.. yet, I often try to ignore them because they make me sad. I know it won't be long before he will be embarrassed by my bear hugs, feel smothered by my kisses, pull away from holding my hand. But, for now, I am enjoying all of these moments while I still can!

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    1. That is all we can do, enjoy them now, while we can. I am right there with you :)

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  6. Beautiful words to your sweet boy! Thanks for sharing these thoughts, Kim.

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  7. My mom used to say to me, " In order for new things to come you have to let the old things go" She was talking about Christmas at the time, but it still holds true and I use that as a mama mantra. It helps me not to ache so much when I see them growing up. But you understand this just fine.

    Lovely words mama, I'm sure he will love to read them when he is older!

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    1. Thanks KC, I do hope he enjoys reading these posts when he is older, only time will tell.

      Your mom sounds like a very wise woman :)

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  8. Thanks for making me cry!

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  9. Oh, I am right there with you. It is so bittersweet to watch them grow. My heart swells with pride and aches with the loss, all we can do is love them and guide them, the rest is up to them.

    Lovely post Kim.

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    1. I think that is the hard part, the pride in watching it all unfold and the ache you feel deep in your heart at the fact they are growing, such a mixture of emotions.

      Thank you Jennifer.

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  10. Letting go, it is hard. xxoo

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  11. I love the emphasis on letting him make his own path. Still it is so hard to let go!

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    1. Thanks Gretchen, I really believe he has to follow his own path in life, I am just there to support him and guide him if he needs it. And yes, no matter what path he chooses it is hard to let go.

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  12. tears. I love the mindfulness in your mothering!!! :)

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