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To The Moms Who Are Letting Go And Holding On

(Inside: To the mom who is letting go and holding on, I am right there with you. It’s tearing our hearts up and also… Read on…)

I’m a mom who is letting go and holding on. 

As my oldest walked ahead of me on the college visit, I felt this to my bones. 

This tug of war. These big emotions.  

Because I know I’m letting go of… 

The idea that you will be mine forever. My sweet little boy, the one who would climb into my arms, nuzzle his head into my shoulder and relax in contentment because his dad and I were all he needed. 

My wish to freeze life in this chapter. This beautiful, favorite season of watching you in sports, sharing dinner, hanging out in the basement, and driving to Sunday morning church. 

How I feel like I can control. That I can look behind, before, and beside you to help set you up to thrive and, especially, keep you safe.  

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This season of being the mom who is letting go and holding on is hard. These 7 meditations on scripture can help.

Instead, I’m holding on to…  

Knowing that you will always know how loved you are. You’ve heard it a million times and seen it in a billion different ways your entire upbringing. 

Hoping you will remember how you were raised and the things that we taught you. Through your next journey, you will go back to the basics and hear your parents’ voices in your head filling you with wisdom, nourishment, and courage. 

Being confident that I was there through it all as your mom. Rocking you as a baby, pushing you on the swings, waving to you on the school bus, signing your daily school planner, watching games, vacations, and too many memories to list. I didn’t miss out, I experienced motherhood all in, neck deep. 

Trusting that God is with you. Every single step. Walking behind, before, and beside you. Nudging your gut, speaking to your heart, loving you in unfathomable big ways as his beloved child.  

Looking forward to an avalanche of good memories still to make with you in your what’s next.  

I’m a mom who is letting go and holding on. 

It’s shattering my heart and then stitching it together, filling it back up, overflowing.

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This season of being the mom who is letting go and holding on is hard. These 7 meditations on scripture can help.