Hang in There…There’s Always May

February 5, 2016

This post is written for all the moms out there mentally preparing to send their first born off to college:

The sand in the hour glass seems to be flowing faster right now,

You wonder how to stop it, but it slips through your fingers somehow.

You look at your senior and wonder how you got here…

Wasn’t it just yesterday you were celebrating their first year?

 Your emotions are swirling, they’re all over the map,

You’re excited, you’re scared…

And your senior wants that victory lap.

Are they prepared? Are they mature? Have I done my job well?

Ah, the mistakes can be found, but that’s no place to dwell.

From carpool to cooking, to homework late at night,

You’ve been by their side, never too far from their sight.

You’re their biggest cheerleader, the one on which they can rely,

And you’ll always be there, even after you’ve said your last goodbye.

Come August, your vantage point will be from a different view,

You’ll see them mature so quickly…I promise they really do.

The goodbyes after a weekend visit will become commonplace to you,

It doesn’t really get easier, just something you have to do.

Your grocery bill goes down, but the prayers pick up…

And you’ll be surprised at how much they really miss their pup.

Your relationship changes some, but in a good way I might add,

Their ears become more attentive, and your advice not so bad.

When the dust settles and you have one less child at home,

You realize that for 18 years they were just yours on loan.

Rest in knowing that God has them in the palm of His hand,

What He’s got in store for them is greater than anything you could have planned.

Cling to your fellow moms, they are in your same place,

Your bond is forever sealed…for you have held each other up as you have run the race.

Look forward to the future, your enemy isn’t Time,

New and beautiful views always result from a challenging climb.

So take a deep breath, be excited for college drop off day

It really all works out…and remember: you always have May.

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  • Mom February 9, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    Hi Julie….I just love seeing the wisdom coming from your very sweet and warm heart! Dad and I enjoy your blog soo much.
    This one brought tears! Love, Mom

  • Elizabeth Elliott February 6, 2016 at 7:58 am

    Love this, Julie!!

  • Beth Martin February 5, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Hi Julie, just wanted to tell you I have really enjoyed your blog! I look forward to seeing the email for a new one. Blessings & keep writing!
    Beth Martin

    • jvwiesen February 5, 2016 at 8:15 pm

      Thank you, Beth! My cheap therapy is writing…

  • Shirley Meredith February 5, 2016 at 8:48 am

    Love this, Julie! You are such a talented writer! Brought tears to my eyes as I prepare to send off my “baby”.

    • jvwiesen February 5, 2016 at 8:14 pm

      Oh I’ll be praying for you sending off your baby. Empty nesting already? Wow!