We first let go of our mothers hand, taking those first steps toward independence. We are only babies not knowing what's up ahead but we can't seem to stop ourselves from running forward. Through our lives we continually have to let go. We let go of our children knowing that that's the right thing to do but still sad that they are making a life on their own without us.
Over the last few weeks I have had to let go of tons of things, some I have kept for years, not sure why, those are easy to chuck. Others not as easy, like an old rocker that belonged to my mother, it's in pieces and not at all salvageable and yet I find myself filling up with tears as I throw it in the garbage.
What I have learned is that letting go is hard but in order to embrace new things and a new future I need to take my own steps forward. It is a lesson that we all can learn from.