Monday, April 4, 2016

Letting Go

Letting go is hard to do no matter what the circumatance may be. There are times when letting go is necessary. My five year old, Logan, is registered for Kindergarten and graduates preschool in a month. Every fiber in me wants to hold on to him and not me him go any further into the world, Preschool was hard enough for me. I was told it wouldn't stop. This world is becoming a scary place and I fear letting go of any of my children into the world.

While I fear letting go a little bit more of Logan, I am reminded that none of my boys really are mine. God blessed me to their mom and ultimately they belong to God. God let go of his son to die on a cross for me. I need to let Logan go and begin his journey into this world. Kindergarten is only the first step. He will still need me but not as much as he once did. I just need to trust that God will take care of him. I need to pray for the teachers that will be teaching him and seeing more of Logan than I will. I need to encourage Logan to do his best because he will never achieve perfection. He can always to do his best.

Logan's first day of Kindergarten will be hard come August. It will be easier knowing that God has him in His hands. 

Until August, I will enjoy my time with Logan. I will definitely squeeze him a little tighter with each hug. 

Please stock up on tissues and ship them to me because I can't promise I won't cry. :)




13 comments:

  1. Big hugs. I know what you mean and I still remember the day my baby started school. I thought no way will I cry or anything like that BUT instead there was me crying like a baby in the hallway as soon as one of my dearest friends looked at me and said OH so exciting her first day of school. One more instance of parenting just shocking the heck out of me.

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  2. Aww. What sweet photos!
    It is definitely hard letting them go. My oldest is in second grade now and I still miss him during the day sometimes. One thing that makes it easier for me is spending time talking with him about his day. I often find myself amazed by the things he learns and the observations he makes about his day.

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  3. Oh I know exactly how you feel!! We went through the Kindergarten letting go issues last Sept as they start JK here at 4 years in Canada. I wasn't too bad but it's harder when they start whining about not going. You'll do great and he's going to surprise you to no end!

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  4. OH, I do remember that feeling. Letting go is difficult. When our youngest - a boy - left homeschooling to go to traditional highschool, my hubby bought me a little figurine with a boy who was being followed by an Angel. (I translated the artists vision as God accompanying him). It's remained on my makeup table, all through all of his moving further and further from me - onto college, business, marriage and now new fatherhood. Yes. The separation continues, and yet that little boy still is mine. (At least a little bit.) He still invites me out for a mom and son "date" to go to movies.... And his beautiful wife is thrilled that he wants that closeness with me. It's especially clear to her now that they have a new baby boy. She "gets" the mom and son thing! It's all a progression, and in NO way would I have wanted Alex to stay little... My heart goes out to you as you walk through these progressions. (The Kleenex is in the mail! LOL)

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  5. Hi Jessica! What a little cutie! No wonder you miss him so much. I do know that my daughter also was nervous about sending her daughter to preschool, but it worked out so well for her. She is much more social, attempts the slide on the playground (never did that before!)... Maybe you can see Kindergarten as a launching pad for your dear little one. And think of the stories he'll bring home! I used to love hearing those daily little stories.
    God bless your tender heart!
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  6. It's good that you are taking each moment that you have and that you are enjoying them all

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  7. Aww! Letting go is hard, but he's going to have a great time in school!

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  8. Yeah I know it's hard and we all had to do it at one time or another if your a parent. I know it was very hard on me than it was on my kids. Great post, hopefully it encourages someone who is struggling with this.

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  9. Aww lol he's so handsome. He's going to be just fine

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  10. those are such cute pics! it's hard to let go sometimes but sometimes it's necessary.

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  11. I agree, letting go is necessary at time & you need to move on with life. As a parent we all go through such emotions when our kids go to school for the first time & that too in the current crazy world I am sure it is too scary to stay away from them.

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  12. I agreed with you!! Letting go is hard but sometime it's necessary!!

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