Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Second Act

This one takes a wife, has a child and makes a home.
 And that one finishes college and takes a job.
 Now she packs the boxes full and readies for college life. 
Years of parenting in this way, this mode now shifts.
Days of childhood,
 a memory.

Another frequency, another channel and I adjust.
Sometimes overlapping, static and I hear myself say out loud,
'How is it that the quiet in this house is so deafening?'
A blink and they are grown.
Time for the second act.

It kills you to see them grow up. 
 But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't.  
~Barbara Kingsolver

2 comments:

Gina said...

This says it all. All week has been non-stop friends hanging out at our house. shoes in the foyer, music and laughter from the lower level. It's going to be way too quiet around here.
But it is a new start--a second act and we will survive...may even thrive!

{BlueEyedYonder} said...

Gosh, it seems like just yesterday Taylor was running around in his batman costume, Griff was tinkering with toys and hating his curly blond locks, and sweet SJ was just trying to fit in the play group of her older cousins. I am so thankful to have such wonderful cousins who have given me such beautiful memories.