When did my baby boy become a man? When did the curly-haired running toddler become a cross country champion? When did the curious pre-schooler who collected rocks and built towers grow into a pre-med student ready for his first semester at college? I remember the day the voice deepened. I remember when he towered above me. Now this man is ready to go out in the world far away from me. I thought I cut the apron strings many times before like his first day of school, his first week away at boy scout camp, starting middle school, starting high school, and now I must cut again.
The heartstrings are never cut. We will always be connected. I find myself asking Did I prepare him enough?
How do you thrive during apron string cutting? (Humor me please.)
For a peek into a new book about the ups and downs of parenting check out www.sweetchildofminebook.wordpress.com. DeAnna Adler’s site is inspirational. She’s been on quite a journey as parent to famed drummer Steven Adler.
May you each thrive as you cut apron strings. (I wonder how many of these strings this apron of mine has?)
- Apron Strings (parentingwithallthepieces.typepad.com)