Every summer my mom would ask if she could signup the kiddos for a few day camps and I would always say no. I have struggled so much with sharing these babies! All my chickadees under one roof is my favorite thing in the world.
Then last year Aiden started two day kindergarten and this year went every day to first grade and being totally honest it was SO hard for me. But something so beautiful happened over time- I saw him change and grow and thrive and I saw others love and appreciate him the way that I do. I felt my grip loosen and in turn his wings spread. Confidence was born.
So this summer when my mama asked, I said yes.
And last week my two oldest did little day camps. A golf camp and a tennis camp. And on Ainsleighs last day when I picked her up she had won the camp prize and the "hardest worker" award. And through her stories and her smile on the way home I saw it, another opportunity for their confidence to be built up.... Another opportunity to let them soar and be affirmed
For me, the hardest part of motherhood is in the letting go.
But what a beautiful reward, to watch them bloom and grow :)