Every Friday we unite for five minutes to write on one word. Only five minutes, that's all we get, that's all we have. And then, right where we are, no edits or second-thoughts, we publish those words. This week, we write on send.
One day, we will let go.
We will sit back and be filled and full with the memories we have created.
We will remember walking in the front door with you for the first time.
We will remember first words, first steps, first day of school.
We will remember you sleeping on our chest, and Sunday morning snuggles.
We will remember family movie nights and Sunday breakfasts.
We will remember small.
We will remember fun and traditions and love.
But, it will happen.
We will send you off into the world.
We will let go of your hand, we will start over.
And we will keep moving.
We will celebrate new beginnings, we will be proud of different accomplishments.
We will follow you in a different way.
Sending you off into this world is why we create children.
We prepare them for that day,
we spend all of this time and care for that moment, for the send off.
And we are left, with our hearts still on the outside of our bodies and a piece of us, an actual part of us, walking around making their own choices, living their own lives.
The send off, it will be difficult, because it is filled with love.