Licht Years

where are you going, where have you been?

getting to be that time


there are signs

crosswalks have been re-painted

bus routes published

shopping has commenced

I recently viewed a lovely photo

of pancakes and waffles

prepared by a mom

a favorite breakfast for her daughter

before leaving for college

and I just received an email today

from a friend

anxious about sending her son off to kindergarten

she worries

will he get on the bus?

will he adjust to a full day of school?


no matter what age

or what grade

going off to school marks the passage of time

it’s always bitter sweet


my son’s summer job on the Cape comes to an end on Saturday

and then he’ll be home

I plan to savor every last day

until he takes off once again

in just a few short weeks

to begin his junior year of college


There are two lasting bequest we can give our children: One is roots, the other is wings. ~Hodding Carter


4 thoughts on “getting to be that time

    1. soonie2 Post author

      I read that your son was accepted! Congrats! It is kind of scary sending them off, especially in the beginning, but it gets easier with time. Thank goodness for cell phones, texting, etc.!

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