Before I had children I laughed at parents who waxed poetic as their children started school.
When it’s my turn I thought, I will save my tears for the truly momentous occasions like graduation from high school, drivers licenses and admittance to college.
Some day I will be there and I won’t be them;
then some day happened.
As one baby after another marched out the front door to the start of their educational careers, I cried a little harder.
I reminded myself this wasn’t the end, just another beginning for them and for me.
Secretly though, I knew I had Ellery Jane bringing up the rear. She would be my baby for a little while longer.
Some day has come again.
Tomorrow my ending will mark her beginning.
Ellery Jane ready to start a new chapter, even if her Momma is still struggling to turn the page.