He has gone to bed,
my only son.
All six foot of him.
As I type this I am still the mother,
of three school going children.
In a few short hours that will change.
My son will head off to school for his final exam after which,
I will be the mother of two school going children,
and hopefully two college goers.
Tomorrow my schoolboy, my only son,
will leave for school for the last time.
No more school lunches to be made,
no uniforms or school books to be bought.
It is over.
As I sit here tonight I do so in wonder.
How did time pass so quickly?
A heartbeat ago I was waiting most impatiently,
for him to make his appearance.
Unaware of the joy in our lives I would give life to.
In what seemed like the blink of an eye,
I was buying him his first school uniform.
As my heart broke,
he raced into school,
without a backward glance.
The first of our ties broken forever.
Tomorrow as he towers over me,
he will leave home for school for the last time.
As I kiss him and say “Good Bye”,
He will think nothing of it.
Just his mum wishing him well in his final exam.
Little does he know what that kiss really says.
It says “Good bye my small boy.
Good bye to the million memories of your childhood I hold so dear.
Good bye my darling boy, I wish you well,
as now for you, lifes real adventures begin.”