Today my son “graduates” from elementary school…and it feels kind of surreal. Like all moms, I have a special part of my memory reserved for all those milestones; the moment I realized I was pregnant, his birth, first birthday…I don’t have to list them all, I know you get it.
He’s had other stepping up ceremonies – in daycare and pre-k, but today is a little different. This feels like an ending. I feel like we are leaving a significant part of childhood behind and embarking on the first stages of really growing up. It’s sad and scary and exciting and humbling all at the same time. I can really see who my son is becoming as a young person in so many ways, physically, emotionally, and intellectually – and I love it! In some ways he’s so grown up, yet in others he’s still a little boy. It’s difficult to put into words and I’m still trying to work it out in my own head.