His Firsts and My Lasts

By: Melanie Anderson

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It’s been a tough few months for me. With my oldest starting high school and my youngest starting preschool, I have had a flood of emotions that I wasn’t ready for. I have been through the typical tears when each one of my children have started school. Tears on their first days of school each year and a few extra as my oldest embarked on her high school journey. 

What I wasn’t ready for was the emotions I felt knowing that my youngest son’s first day of preschool would be my last time sending one of my babes off to school. 

The flood of emotions was everything from happiness, sadness, emptiness, and wonder. I was excited and happy for my little Tyler to be starting school but where does it leave me? He is on a journey that will make him independent and I am on a journey that I am not sure of where it will lead me. Life is changing and changing fast.IMG_4736 copy.jpg 

After the first couple of months,
those emotion changed from tears to excitement for the future. I know that life goes on but I can’t help wondering how this shift in my world will play out. The fact that I will never be sending another little one off to school again is a hard pill to swallow. 

How did you feel when your little babes went off to school and how did you cope with the changes? 


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