My eldest son is leaving for college. There is such a stir of emotions that are filtering through me. I am thrilled for him and his upcoming journey. I am prideful of his accomplishments. I revel at his maturity, kindness, and thoughtfulness toward others. I also feel profoundly sad at the thought of our family structure changing forever.
I cling to the thought that it hasn’t been enough time. I yearn for togetherness – more opportunities for being present, having fun, and engaging in quality family time. I perseverate over thoughts about what I have done wrong, what I have done right, and what I could strive to do better in the future with him and his younger siblings. Read more via @psychcentral.