My son looked at me and said, "Uh, Mom you are."
Oops, wasn't thinking.
While the world around me is all a buzz preparing for Christmas my mind is elsewhere. As I have poured over lists and scurried from here to there it has not become real to me yet. I know he is going soon, but as a Momma bird who has never had a nestling leave this is a new experience.
Those of you who have done this are likely nodding your heads and muttering quietly, "yup."
My little clutch of chicks is not so small anymore. My nest is teaming with a variety of nestlings. Some are small, midsized and the others have nearly out grown the nest.
I am excited for my son and for the rest who will one day perch on the rim of the nest and say, "Love you Mom, see you soon."
And fly away.