I've been going through some of my daughter's old toys so I can give them to my niece and nephew. It makes me happy to give the toys to someone who will enjoy them but at the same time it makes me sad. Getting rid of her toys is just another sign she is growing up. It made me think of how we'd play together when she was younger and all the happiness she got from her toys.
She has changed and grown so much this past year. I feel like a mama bird watching her baby learn to fly. And what mama hasn't shed a few tears of both pride and sadness when their baby starts to fly?
I think my biggest fear is that she won't need me anymore. I know she still does,and will, just in a different way but it's hard. As she grows and changes I'm needing to change too.