Well today is a big day for me and my son N. He is off with his 8th grade class on a learning adventure to our nation's capitol. He is riding a bus from MA to DC and will have a whirlwind learning experience until Friday at 3pm when he is scheduled to board the bus for the trip home.
I drove him to school today. He was waiting for the bus at 3:30am. I didn't wait for the kids to board the bus. I knew he wanted me to go along. He is spreading his wings and flying. I am beyond proud of him. I will certainly be on edge until he is home again on Friday but I refuse to let that 'mother's worry' dampen my pride or excitement for his experience. It's funny it feels very much like the first day I left him at Woodside in the arms of my dear friend M. A parent's job is truly amazing. We work so hard to build up our children; raising them to be competent, caring young people just to open our arms and let them go! It is truly the most heart-wrenching and rewarding job on this earth!
I can't wait until Friday!