Sunday, August 8, 2010

On the Brink

Cliff Diver, originally uploaded by Soller Photo.
It took us many months, many conversations, many tears, much wrestling, to decide to move back to America. So many things to consider.

Tomorrow, my kids start school at a new school. It's K-8 and it has 1011 students. Their last school had less than 100.

It's a huge leap for them. As a Mom, I long to be able to go with them, help them figure things out, smooth over the awkward moments, the misunderstandings, the obvious gaps in their history and that of their new classmates.

But that's what parenting is all about, isn't it? You teach them the best you can while they are in the nest. And then you stand with them, at the edge of the nest, and you smile at them with radiant hope, and you tell them, with wholehearted faith, and confidence

"Fly! I know you can do it. And I'll be here, when you land again."

They are on the brink.

So is my heart.

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