Hello Butter Proud
March 30, 2012
I can hardly breathe through the proud of this moment…
There are a lot of moments through out life that are hard on a mother’s heart. Sending a son off to boot camp ranks high on that list.
Such a flood of emotions swirled around this day. I am so proud of the young man that stood shoulders back and right hand raised to swear an oath to his country.
Letting go has been easier to write than live. Since this post: http://hellobutter.wordpress.com/2012/03/15/letting-goletting-god/ I have been riding the waves of emotion. I am excited for my oldest to be embarking on a new adventure but, sorry that another season of life has quickly passed.
A bittersweet time for a mothers heart as we say goodbye to boys in search of manhood. I look at the beauty of seasons past trying to imagine the next moments of motherhood, finding new ways to be joyful in all things.
Wrapping my arms around him knowing when I see him again, all boy will have slipped away. Tears were proud, joyful and a tiny bit sad. Sad only because I love being a mom to babies and now my baby is all grown.
We have to say good bye to days of past and to boys of young so that we may live in the fullness of life that God has planned. See gifts of beauty in the eyes of a son no matter how grown,no matter the season.
Semper Paratus~Always ready. Always ready to see God, always ready to live full.
Hello God in all the seasons…Hello Butter