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Every mother should learn how to let go.

October 31, 2014

 

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Yesterday was the first day that I left my son home alone. He’s eleven. At first, it felt strange asking him if he wanted to stay home by himself. But he was ready, and so was I. The freedom I felt was glorious; going to the mall and bank solo, just like that. I wondered if he was going to raid the cookie jar. I also wondered what this event signified. Perhaps, it signified the same thing as do the falling leaves on this first day of November. It seems like he was born just yesterday. Today middle school. Tomorrow college. The lines on my face are deepening. Maybe a hundred years ago another mother was feeling the exact same thing.


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