I feel as anxious as they do at the start of a new school year. They are so excited and nervous. I know school will be fun for them with new people and fun experiences, but I also know how mean kids can be to each-other and have had my heart sink as I hear the stories of what they have experienced.
I learned long ago that motherhood means wearing your heart outside of your body.
I saw this poem on a friend's blog and it sums up exactly how I feel every year when I send them off to school.
I wonder what you're doing right now.
And if everyone is treating you kind.
I hope there is a special person.
A nice friend that you can find.
I wonder if the teacher knows
just how special you are to me.
And if the brightness of your heart
is something she can see.
I wonder if you are thinking about me.
And if you need a hug.
I already miss the sound of your voice
And how you give my leg a tug.
I wonder if you could possibly understand
How hard it is for me to let you grow.
For on this day my heart leaves home as
I watch my baby go.
Any other parents feel this same way?