I'm linking up with Lisa-jo at The Gypsy Mama for Five minute Friday, with the writing prompt:
When Seasons Change...
I'm in the process of weaning; weaning my thirteen-month-old baby girl from nursing; weaning myself of the last indication that my children's lifeline comes from me, their mother – another step in the direction of independence.
She has accepted it. Yet, as the process runs its course in my body, I know I have not quite let go and grieve putting the past behind. No more infant stage, no more up at night to nurse, no more skin to skin attachment. As the last of the four children, we have officially moved into a new season of parenting in this house.
When seasons change it can be bitter-sweet. Yet, I'm reminded that there is a time for everything, there is hope for renewal, there is promise. As I contemplate this next season of life, I don't know what the weather may bring, but I am excited and am hopeful that it will be joyous and life-giving.
I'm reminded that there is a time for planting, a time for waiting, and a time for harvest. Every season is needed for the full cycle to be accomplished.
Seeds have been and are being planted. And we are watering, watering, watering, with the hope of renewal, resurrection, and promise – the promise of bloom in the lives of these children.
Now it's your turn! Link up and give your best five-minutes!