When I drove my eldest daughter to take an entry exam at a local High School, this happened. When we got there, I asked if she’d like me to escort her, but she cheerfully said “no” and she got out of the car and skipped away across the field. I immediately felt a pang and I have recognized this pang is universal (I felt it again when my other daughter got married)
All children are meant to fly on their own and even though we become less “necessary” and we feel we have become “less important”, we are always there to support and the love continues and thrives.
This child, these hopes, these dreams, these aspirations How could she know? How could she know? My bursting heart is filled with Trepidation I'll let her go Although I know her heart will break And with each mistake I won't be there to catch her Or there to watch her She's so naive she still believes In happy endings And when she finds Life's lined with mines Her heart so torn Will bleed and need Some mending She will be fine The sun will shine Her story will turn out Without pretending She will be fine The sun will Keep on shining through All because she knew I would be there to catch her And there to watch her Evermore I will be there to catch her And there to watch her Evermore