As excited as I am to move towards this next school year, the milestone of the last day of school has me pedalling backwards. Back to the first day of school, back to when they were little and school was a place I was looking forward to sending them to. Oh a million years have passed since then... and each has been a learning experience. In the moment, and in hindsight. The lessons learned are not just for the students... this Mama has learned her own fair share. Most importantly... how to let them make their own mistakes, so that their successes really belong to them, and... sigh... how to let go. Looking back and recalling the struggles and the overcoming and the successes helps me to step out again in faith. Thankfulness abounds... because here we go again. This next level of letting go is going to be a doozy.