It is easy to let go of something you don't want. But when you have to let go of someone you adore? That is painful. It pulls on your heart strings and sends your mind into a spin. Letting go and moving forward is a step into the unknown.
I don't know very many people who like the unknown. And I don't know of any mothers who like the thought of not being there for their baby when their baby needs them. I am convinced that as we let our children grow into independence we are growing and changing just as much as they are. And just when we think our love has reached the deepest of depths...still it continues to move, stretch, and multiply.
Here's to all the mamas who are letting their babies venture into the unknown. My heart is right there with you!