Transitions. They keep happening. Ready or not, my youngest is off to college. It brings up so many feelings, memories. We remember when he was born. How did time go so fast? He is ready for this next phase but am I? I had those dark thoughts of regret. What mistakes did I make, how had I fallen short? When I’m wondering how to process a giant step I like to speak with people who have walked that line. You guessed it –Sisterhood!
At the August pool party I spoke with women who had adult children and they told me about their experiences when their kids left for college. They graduated and found jobs. Got married. Became parents themselves! Ok. Slow down here. But it was so comforting and beautiful to hear how women in our community at Rodef Sholom have navigated these life cycles.
And it all comes down to love. We love our children completely. We embrace them even after we have let them go.
Wishing you all the best as you encounter your own transitions. Share the wisdom you have acquired with others. We need each other, especially during these moments of profound change.
-Susan Goldwasser, President WRS