This morning I drove my daughter to school for the last time.
Today was her last day of high school.
She's the last of my five. I counted the years, 24 it's been since my first child began kindergarten. When I began this journey of motherhood, it felt like it would go on forever. I would have all the days I wanted to cherish (or struggle through), but there would be no end.
When all five of my babies were in school, I made a chart, just for fun, but so i could see when each child would graduate from kindergarten, middle school and finally high school. There was no reality for me at the time when I wrote that Hannah (the youngest) would graduate in 2009.
...learning how to mother grown children...moved out children,
away to University children, adults...
...I got a text message in the afternoon,
"Mama, I'm done!"
And so it is.
p.s. hasty convenient pics of pics