OK…so, I have been a mom for over 17 years and though daily life with children can be draining, being a mom really is the most amazingly fulfilling thing I could spend my time doing.

My daughter is in her senior year of high school and more and more I am coming to the realization that my time with her is drawing to far too rapid a conclusion. <heavy sigh>

I am trying not to have a “doom and gloom” attitude through the realization process, but instead an “every moment counts” attitude. I am also trying to convince myself this last year needs to be less about me trying to squeeze in every last ounce of parental advice…and more about me loving my daughter, letting her know how amazing she is and how proud I am of the young lady she is becoming.  Sure the advice will still happen, but more in a “you can do this” way – not a “listen to me” way – after all she needs to be ready to step out on her own full of confidence.

I have realized that all the years of being there for her, doing things together and processing life with her are about to drastically change! Sure I will still be her mom, but not in a MOMent by MOMent, all consuming way in the manner that suits me best – it will now be more in a when she seeks my input way and in the manner that suits her best.

There is a lot going on right now for this very involved mom to think about.

This is the part where I have to trust God with my daughter…she is His after all.

If you are a mom of little ones, or big ones…enjoy every MOMent!

Before you know it that precious one will be a senior in high school and you’ll be facing launch…10 – 9 – 8 – 7 …

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