Trusting new wings

How do we know when it's the right time to let our children fly and just stay in the background as their safety net?

It is one of the hardest questions I have had to answer as a parent and an even harder principle to practice. This is especially true when it comes to leaving my son at school. Each time I do it feels as though my heart is being ripped out. I have to believe the experience is the right one for him and that he will continue to grow into the amazing man I see him becoming but I can't stand not seeing or talking to him every day. Weeks fly by, some without much communication, and in the blink of an eye another year has passed. The guy I dropped off in September is that much closer to adulthood in June.

I am blessed and reassured by the relationship we have because given the chance, he will open up and share his thoughts, experiences and feelings with me.  I know a lot of kids don't talk with their parents, which makes the communication I share with my son something unique and truly special.

What does this have to do with fashion?  Honestly, not much except that anytime I am heading to either of my children’s schools I think about what I am going to wear. Am I moving furniture and boxes, watching a game in the wind or just grabbing a hug? No matter what I am there for, I want my children to be proud to be seen with me.  Lately I’ve been wearing a REMY t-shirt with my favorite white jeans or white shorts when it’s warmer. I’ve found them to fit perfectly, wash easily and look pretty cool. At those windy games I make sure to have one of my shawls, in the school’s colors, to keep me warm.

My children inspire me – I hope I make them proud.