Jaye - posted on 05/08/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
In two weeks my youngest child will graduate from high school. She has taken us places and made memories that we will always treasure. She is a four year varsity softball player, winning many state awards. But this year, her senior year has been a real disappointment. It is like she just shut down, cant hit or catch. The younger girls are running circles around her. I can't get over the disappointment that this brings and don't want to show her my feelings. I am sure that the grief of the end of her softball career is a majority of the problem too. It is a passion that both of us shared and did together. This is the end of 15 yrs of school ball and 10 years of travel ball. I never would have thought that I would be this emotional over her graduation, the end of one phase of life, the beginning of a new one. If I don't get some kind of control over my emotions, I'm going to cry and blubber throughout her whole graduation and celebrations. This is the youngest of four. I am kinda afraid of the empty nest. I am an extremely busy person with two part time jobs and own a business. So how do I shape up and get on with life?