This past Monday we witnessed our little one going into the world and it was pretty hard. For months, hubby and I have been talking about our baby girl’s first day of pre-school and yet, we were so emotionally unprepared. It was a messy sentimental turmoil. From joy and pride to sadness and emptiness, we were just so fragile and helpless. Walking away from my little one as she followed me trying to hold unto my leg was so heartbreaking. Then, having to say good-bye as her silent tears rolled down her cheeks was very distressing. We’ve been through this before (with our first-born) and we know that she’ll be perfectly o.k. But how do you make your heart understand that concept? Letting go of your most precious treasure is truly hard to do. Silent was the best way to deal with our emotions. We hardly spoke a word as my hubby drove me to work afterwards. Now that both our kids are off to school we were having a taste of what the empty nest may feel like. Too dramatic? You may think so, but as one of the P&G commercials during the 2012 Olympics said: “you’ll have to excuse me but I’m a mom”
For now, those 3 hours that our baby girl is at school seem pretty long. But to see her go and comeback happy and excited is priceless. Yes, letting go is hard to do, but we believe that it’s also the best thing to do in order to raise independent and self-reliant people. So, how do we cope with it? We “Let Go and Let God.” We’ve leaned to entrust our kids in God’s hand as we firmly believe that He’s with them wherever they go.
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6