Last week I had a heart breaking MOMent when my daughter told me to just drop her at the school gate instead of walking her all the way to her classroom. I was torn between letting her go and keep holding on as I still consider her as my little baby. But that afternoon when I picked her up and she proudly told me, “Mommy, I was brave today. I walked alone going to class.” I felt very proud and a feeling hard to explain, happy and sad at the same time. I thought to myself, “she’s really growing up and I can’t stop it“. ;-(
She’s just 6 and yet I’m already feeling scared and trying to prepare myself for the time when she will really be independent and will need less and less of my presence.
I guess this is one issue a mother face especially for those who really have a tight mother-daughter relationship. Just imagining my child going out with her group of friends or will soon be having a boyfriend, makes me jealous already. I know we can’t stop the time and for our kids growing up, so the best thing to do is to make the best of the time now that they are fully dependent on us and always BE present in their life whatever happens.
As a parent, we need to teach our child to be tough and let them learn on their own, but at the same time we must let them feel and know that we are always by their side to pick them up when they fall. It’s hard being a parent, but I don’t complain, in fact I am thankful for this gift of motherhood. Thinking about everything that happened to me in the past 37 years of my life, it’s becoming a Mother that is the greatest thing of all.
Cheers to all Mother’s out there! 😆