We've been enjoying the start of a most fabulous summer. I am really trying to savor it. We have come out of an exhausting decade of sleepless nights and chasing toddlers and morphed into a more laid back time. I see the independence begin for my children, and return in portions for me. There is a feeling of guarded freedom where I enjoy watching them explore, knowing they will want to come back to momma. But I also know that right around the corner is a time when things will change again. When they will begin to pull away, and I will struggle to let them fly on their own.