“The beginning is always today.” ~Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley~
I recently flew out to Calgary to get our youngest son set up at University. He was required to arrive early for pre-season training with the varsity men’s soccer team and I jumped at the opportunity to spend a few days together and move him into residence. We had a great time and I was able to appreciate the commitment he had made to his soccer that gained him a spot on the team and he was able to appreciate the support that he always received at home that enabled him to focus on his training.
Now was the new beginning for both of us because our children’s growth is also our growth! He will take over from here – the responsibility for his living arrangements, his training and his academics. I on the other hand, have been released from my usual support duties and take over the role of cheer leader and advisor IF I get asked!