With her first child, a mom gets to experience every first for the very first time; the first contraction, the first labor encounter, the first overwhelming love, the first sickness, the first solid food trial, the first tooth appearance, the first step taken, the first birthday celebration, the first day of school separation, and the list continues.
With every new first, there is a mix of feelings. Feelings of happiness, and excitement or feelings of uncertainty, fear, and worry. No matter what the circumstances are, these emotions stay unique because they will always be the beginning of a new challenge in motherhood.
Last night, my eldest traveled on his first school trip. For this special event in his life, and in mine, I dedicate these lines for him.
Here is a toast for another first in my life as a mom;
Where did the time go?
You were my baby just a few years ago!
But you have grown very fast,
And those days are now part of our past!
There you are on your first trip alone,
With ease, you move away from my comfort zone!
But my heart is filled with joy
For you my darling, my big boy!
I am so proud of you,
And all the amazing things you will do!
Travel, learn, and enjoy your time,
Escalate any mountain you need to climb!
Explore, examine and rejoice
Let the world hear your voice!
This first school voyage is for you to keep,
Memories of friendships that are genuinely deep!
I love you with all my heart,
I pray for your safety as we part!
Son, have a safe flight,
God’s with you with all His might!
Until we have you back in a week,
I give you endless kisses on every cheek!