Monday, August 13, 2012

One Mother's Send Off

Today is your day. 
You're off to Great Places!
You're off and away! 
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes. 
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You're mountain is waiting. 
So.... go, get on your way.

~  Dr. Seuss - "Oh, the Places You'll Go!"

It has always been out there, off in the future, however, now is "really" the time.  

My only child is leaving my nest. It is time to go off to college,
continuing his personal journey to be the best he can be.
A time of wonderful, positive possibilities for him
and the truest test of Positive Adaptation for me.

I have always said I want to grow up and be just like him.
I still do.

I believe he is ready. 
But am I?

For all those who know me, hard to believe, but true,
I am left, (almost), speechless.

My Dear One:
Go forth, meet new people, have new life altering experiences. Share your special self with others and allow them to do the same with you.  Learn new things and above all, enjoy yourself!

Remember, as I watch from the bleachers, know that I am in awe of you.

Now go, spread your wings, with the absolute knowledge:
I love you, "To infinity and beyond"