I realize it’s been a number of weeks since I blogged. No, thankfully, I’ve not been ill. Just too busy doing “must dos.”
My eldest just moved from Phoenix to Aiken, SC for a new position. Was it traumatic or dramatic? Of course, I’d spent over two years being back in her life. Now, both of my girls reside east of the Mississippi, and I’ve no family here.
I cried and felt sorry for myself…alone again. (Except for my dogs, whom adore me.) My recovery came last night. I recalled a phone conversation with my maternal grandmother. “Grandma, I can hardly believe, my youngest is going to kindergarten; it makes me weep. I’ll no longer have a baby.”
She retorted, “Sue, that’s silly and stupid. Just be glad she has sense enough to go to school.”
And so it is with parenting. As a parent, my sole responsibility is to raise morally and ethically good citizens, whom contribute to the proverbial greater good. Who are educated and empathetic to those in need. Who care more about the plight of others, who are not insular, who never give up in adversity. Just like the larva, who leaves the cocoon and morphs into a beautiful butterfly, my job is to set my kids free!
Besides, my kids probably are delighted to have escaped their cantankerous, crazy mom.