For all the Mama's who dropped their baby off at a college campus this month, this poem by Gretchen Schmelzer (from her blog) is for you. May it comfort you.
God, Buddha and the Universe deposited this message in my in-box yesterday, the same day that I delivered my son to his college dorm and a roommate he's never met.
When I finally sat down last night after a very long and difficult day to catch up on email, in the deafening quiet of my house without Johnny, there it was, this poem, a lifeline.
Leaving my baby boy in Madison yesterday was the hardest thing I have ever done as a parent. I had been preparing us for this day for months, years really, but I now know that nothing was ever going to prepare me for that moment when I hugged and...