Well, I’ve been afraid of changin’
‘Cause I’ve built my life around you
But time makes bolder, children get older
I’m getting older too, well, I’m getting older too

Saturday night, I came to the realization that in a little over four years, my son could be moving out of our home to go to college. My husband was talking about how helpful Al is and tears just started flowing out of nowhere. Just the thought of having one of my children living away from home and not with me anymore made me weep uncontrollably. I thought about when Al was born and the things I’ve tried my best to teach him to prepare him for that moment in four years or in eight years (depending on the school he chooses) when he branches out. I thought about the talks we’ve had through the years and how sometimes I wish we were back to talking about looking both ways when crossing the street.

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  1. You and your husband should be extremely proud of the job you’ve done raising such a wonderful and bright and intelligent young man. When he does leave the house….he’s going to be a light on the rest of the world.

  2. Landslide. I always thought that song was about menopause.

    Anyway, I know how you feel. I felt the same way when my son was 14. Now he’s 20 and everytime he leaves dishes in the sink I tell him I can’t wait until he gets his own place.

    Of course, I’ll probably be inconsolable when he finally does leave … ain’t motherhood grand?

    • You know I looked it up, because it seemed like it could apply to so many situations. Stevie Knicks said she was deciding whether to keep on with the music, because it didn’t seem to be going anywhere.

      Yep, motherhood is grand like that. LOLOL.

  3. Be proud! I’m in the same boat lol. My BABY is in the 9th grade!!! We are going to a college fair SUNDAY…yes THIS SUNDAY! LOL AND she is going to China in June! Yeah lol. Let me go grab my tissues…

    • I am proud. I know you are of yours!!! What a wonderful thing to be going to China in the Summer! See, it starts with the college fairs, and then campus visits, interviews, Smh.

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