A strange realisation hit me at the beginning of this week. Almost like a tone of bricks and tugged at the strings of my Mummy heart in a big way. From next week, Harper will be at pre school full time and Hunter will be starting nursery, full time and I will be starting a new job. It hit me that these are the last few days of it being just me and my 'babies'.
They will be going out into the world without Jake or I by their side. Thats a scary thought for any parent, right?
Although they are still protected by their environments, their teachers, their friends, there is no fiercer protector then me, their mummy.
I know that this is just the beginning for them. An exciting beginning where they, we, will be carving out a new 'normal' for our days. As I have got older I have learnt that life is like chapters. Each chapter sent to teach something. To impart wisdom and knowledge and in the end, leave us with a little more courage and strength. To strengthen our characters and our hearts for the next chapter.
This season, this chapter is about growth. It is about thanking the chapter that came before. We are all going to be nervous, we are going to be scared but knowing that we are going through it together, makes us feel a little safer and more secure. And at the end of the day they will be coming home, to Jake and I, where they will always belong, no matter how old or tall they may get! We still get to read them a bedtime story, we get to hear about all the new adventures of their day and we still get to tell them how much we love them and how much value and importance they have on this world, even at age 3 and 1.
At the end of the day we are all just trying to grow through what we go through, whatever that might be.