Bitter Sweet

cm1We had our first day of school last week. All I can say is that it was a very bitter sweet day.

I have one child starting Kindergarten and one starting Senior year. I am not sure that I like being at both ends of this particular spectrum.

When I look at Madilyn all I can think is, “Caleb used to be this little.”  When I look at Caleb all I can think is, “I am going to blink and Madilyn is going to be all grown up.”  Its a strange place to be, having one so little and one on the verge of adulthood.

I will admit that I shed a few tears after dropping Madilyn off in the carpool line at her school. She looked so excited and so little walking into the elementary school. I almost shed a tear when the first bell at the high school rang. However, I decided I should save my tears for graduation. I am thankful that I get to be in the same building as my son for his senior year. I will get to experience this year with him in a way that most parents will never get to experience.

It was a good day, happy in some ways and sad in others.


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