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A Mother's Poem As Her Child Leaves Home
I wonder where this road will lead
How far you’ll go, how you’ll succeed.
I wonder if I’ve done enough
To get your ready, make you tough.
I wonder if you feel prepared
or if you’re just like me and scared.
I wonder if you’ll be okay
Without me with you every day.
I wonder if you’re not the one
That’s ill-prepared and wants to run.
I wonder how I’ll make it through
My day-to-day was made of you.
I wonder if it might be me
That’s petrified of what’s to be.
I wonder if I’ll still be needed
Now that my job has been completed.
I wrote this poem in response to the many Facebook posts I've read this week like this...
"Can't believe my baby's all grown up and moving away," "My little pony-tailed girl grew up to be a woman," "Kissed my sweetheart goodbye this morning...now what?"
As a mother of two little ones, I can imagine that it must be the most bittersweet feeling telling your children goodbye. Pride mixed with fear. Happiness mixed with grief. This poem is for all those overjoyed, broken-hearted, scared-to-death parents out there.