"Purpose" (noun) - The reason for which anything is done, created or exists.
"Raison d'être" - reason or justification for existing.
Yesterday our second (and last) child left our home to explore a new world for himself. Four years ago our daughter did the same thing and yesterday my heart felt heavy and empty just as it did four years ago. The best way I can describe how I feel is to say that I have a hole in my soul... but everything heals with time.
You might have to excuse me for a few days as I repurpose my role as a mother. Having your children live as adults away from the home is no way near the same as having them part of the everyday inside the home.
I'd tuck you in all safe at night
Hear your prayers and turn out the light
Then tiptoe softly to the door
I wish I had stayed a minute more
For life is short and years rush past
Our children grow up so fast
No longer are they at your side
The picture books are put away
There are no children games to play
No goodnight kiss, no prayers to hear
That all belongs to yesteryear
My hands once busy now lie still
The days are long and hard to fill
I wish I might go back and do
The little things we used to do
Don't let the bed bugs bite !
Talk to you all in a week.