Tuesday, August 16, 2011

First Day of School

I am feeling a little emotional today. This morning I sent Tall Daughter E off to her first day of her senior year and I walked Tiny Daughter M to the school for her first day of 6th grade. Today feels like the beginning of an ending.

On the walk home by myself, I was sad until I realized I wasn't remotely being in the moment. My head was living in the future without them - where they don't need me anymore. I brought myself back to where I was, which was a beautiful, sunny, late summer morning on my way home to a day of solitary peace and quiet. Today they both hugged and kissed me and smiled. I have a whole year to still have both of my girls in my home and there is little to be gained spending that year worrying about its end.


  1. This post is absolutely lovely, particularly to a mom who spent today as the last day of summer, very happy being with her daughters who loved the lingering slow day. But sometimes I caught myself anticipating how much I will miss them tomorrow. Today was so lovely. Tomorrow may be lovely too. Thank you. :)

  2. Thanks. I hope your daughter had a great first day of school and you had a day of peace and quiet.