Wednesday, June 9, 2010


In a few weeks my youngest will have high school behind her. That will be it. My career as school mom will be history. Never again will I
  • fret over last minute forms that need to be signed when I can't find a pen that works;
  • have a 10 pm run to buy cupcakes to be transferred into Tupperware for the homemade effect;
  • buy more copies of the school picture than we have relatives;
  • sit in the stands for her basketball or softball game; and
  • lovingly don face mask and gloves to root through her backpack for rotting food and paperwork that needs signing.
Kidlet has grown up on me - probably while I was looking for a pen, quicker than I wanted. I know she will still need me, and that my job as mama will never be over as long as I have daughters. But there's no denying that a chapter is coming to a close. And being an avid reader, I look forward to savouring the next one, and the one after that.


  1. A book of life is some volume!

  2. I think the secret is the line you said last, you have to have your own plans of things to do for you. Otherwise it can feel too empty. Not that it won't hurt being a mother of adult children to start, but that you have a way to find YOU again.

  3. Hello, Lyn! I read your wonderful interview at Se'Lah's Necessary Room... so nice to meet you and your creative, giving spirit. I applaud your gift to Africa. :o)

  4. Congratulations on your excellent preparations in sending three wonderful women confidently into the world!
    Sounds like your next chapter will be an exctiting one ... enjoy :)


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