Our oldest child graduated from the University of Michigan recently with a degree in Nursing. She has found a full time job and a great apartment. Seeing her transition into the beautiful young women she has become is such an overwhelming feeling. Her heart is gold and she will go far in this life. I can only stand by and watch in awe.
Our middle child is graduating from dorm life to apartment life; he’s spending the summer away from home and I’m a wreck over it all. For some reason I can’t imagine that I’m even old enough to have a kid his age…. what’s happening here?? I can remember when my entire life and possessions could fit in the back of a Pinto wagon, including my bike. I guess it’s his turn to jam it all in a car and head out into this wonderful world. Another heart of gold.
Nothing profound to say about kid number three, except that I am stunned that he will be done with high school and on to the next chapter of his life in one short year. Stunned. I am enjoying every minute with him and trying not to hover. One more great big heart of gold (and a great sense of humor to boot!)
And yet, with all these transitions spinning around me, life steadies on; it presses forward. I look out my kitchen window and see the trees blooming again; my parsley miraculously made it through the mild Michigan winter and I am already using it in my meals. A little green miracle waiting for me.
And see what beauty greets me each morning as I open my front door – a spectacular draping of lavender wisteria – another miracle - and proof that life continues on in spite of all the change. Can you see the tiny robin’s nest snuggled in the wrought iron post? That spot is filled every year with robins and their glorious blue eggs. Could you find a better place to wait for your babies to hatch? Life circles around and I get to experience it.