Change in any form can be difficult. Change when it is your idea, while challenging, is very exciting. But change when it is thrust upon you is downright terrifying.
I find myself wavering between embracing the change of an empty nest and wanting to run from it. There is no way to make time go back. No way to make my babies younger, living in my home and needing me on a daily or even moment by moment basis.
Every stage of parenting brought new emotions with the constant feeling 0f, “can I do this?” And even when I said “NO! I don’t think I can.” I did.
I made it through the days they headed off to school for the first time. I made it through their awkward middle school years. I made it through their first loves and broken hearts. I made it through teaching them to drive.
I know I made it through their changes before, I will make it again. Maybe, just maybe, the best way is to remind myself that I have done this before. . .