Mind, Body, Spirit Connections

Friday, August 17, 2012

Letting My Baby Bear Go~

That day has finally arrived. That day that I have written about before, half-dreaded, half-celebrated, and wished away.

We take Zoe to college tomorrow.

This marks another transition in my life. I wish I could tell you that I am handling it well. But, I find myself tender, and sad. The tears flow too easily as I realize that I will not be able to see my baby bear everyday, have dinner with her, check in on her asking..."Are you OK?"... hug her, laugh with her. Her presence will not be here in our home. It is this keen awareness of her absence that takes my breath away.

We watched the Odd Life of Timothy Green together and cried. Timothy vanished when his last leaf fell off -- it was his time to go.

It's Zoe's time.

When Zoe was a baby, I held her to my chest and sang:

You are my sunshine
My only sunshine
You make me happy
When the skies are grey
You'll never know dear
How much I love you
So please don't take
My sunshine

I'm singing to you now baby bear. You are my sunshine, you will always be my sunshine, and your light will shine within me while you are away.

I love you,

Mama Bear~