fledge, far more than just a verb.


My twin girls are graduating from high school in a few weeks.

We noted when they were born that they would be the Class of 2018.

 Lucy is on the left & Willa on the right—one hour old.

FLEDGE verb (Merriam Webster)

1: to rear until ready for flight or independent activity

This definition of fledge, makes the process sound so simple, so animal.  I’m finding that this process is not so simple and requires some emotional skills far beyond natural animal instincts.  A few questions keep coming up for me.

What do I need to let go of now?

What’s at stake by holding on to my girls too tightly?  Too loosely?

What relationships do I desire moving forward?

Who am I when I no longer have kids at home?

I’m allowing myself to grieve the end of this stage of family life.

I know I won’t hang out in this emotional space forever.

If I stuff these feelings, they’ll leak out in remarkably weird ways.

Perhaps even weirder than usual lately.

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Congratulations to fledglings throughout the land.

Happy Graduation 2018!

 

 

One thought on “fledge, far more than just a verb.

  1. Love this Lisa thanks

    On Tue, May 29, 2018 at 3:06 PM LISA LILLIBRIDGE wrote:

    > Lisa Lillibridge/Dakota 1966 posted: “My twin girls are graduating from > high school in a few weeks. We noted when they were born that they would be > the Class of 2018. Lucy is on the left & Willa on the right—one hour old. > FLEDGE verb (Merriam Webster) 1: to rear until ready for flight ” >

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