January 1, 2019

Not Long Enough

18 years is not long enough.

In the blink of an eye, you are ready to leave the nest. Where has the time gone?

18 years is not long enough for me to teach you everything you need to know...about everything. 

Didn't we have time?

On your first day of Kindergarten, I never gave one thought to THIS time right now, we had years and years.

And now here we are.

18 years is not long enough to do everything we need to do.

And now we have one month before your new adventure starts.

I wish we had more time.

I'm not ready.

I've never really been ready, to be truthful, but what Mother is ever ready for her child to move on. 

On your first day of Kindergarten, the apron strings loosened just a bit, and have continued through the years, until a few final strands remain. I'll keep those attached for now.

18 years is just not long enough.

I have so much to tell you.

Think about this....

Be safe, be kind. To yourself.

Exercise for your mind, body and spirit.

Do what you love, and enjoy life.

Embrace this new beginning, you have an amazing adventure ahead.

Take photos but live in the moment.

Drink water.

Get enough sleep.

Answer your phone.

Make new friends but don't forget your old ones.

Make the most out of every day.

Because time is short....I know.

Be happy.

There is so much more.

18 years is just not long enough.

 Love Mummy

Linking up with Denyse for Life This Week

4 comments:

Jo Tracey said...

Oh, this is beautiful - and takes me back to when mine was 18 (she'll soon be 21). It went in a blink of an eye and all of a sudden we're walking this tightrope between parenting and supporting - and trusting that we've laid the right foundations...and that she'll answer her phone.

Debbie Harris said...

Oh I just love this, the sentiment, the truth and the sadness and never ending worry about our little ones letting go and growing up!! So glad I found you through Denye’s #lifethisweek

Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid said...

Such good advice and so true that no matter how old children get they will always be their mother's baby!

Denyse Whelan. said...

Oh Michelle, it IS really hard when the first baby leaves home. In your case, a LONG way away too. Mine left at 21 and only a suburb away but it was the shift in the relationship that I needed to recognise. Life as you know it is changing sooo rapidly. I am sure though, in your way, you will manage it well.

Thank you for linking up to the first week of 51 for #lifethisweek in 2019. Next week, the optional prompt is “Word, Intention,Nothing” …I have all three (joke!) and will blog over the weekend about why. Denyse