Our busy season is upon us.  We’ve started our spring harvest, we’re beginning to fix and clear the fence lines, and we’re getting ready to take the yearling calves up to northern pasture.

But I’m a little distracted!

My oldest son informed me about a week or two ago that he is taking a permanent job in Montana!  24 hours of drive-time away.  AND, he leaves in two weeks.

O.K. Yes… I would like him to follow his dreams.  And yes, I would like him to have a job he loves.  And yep, I could possibly visit him on occasion.

But the mom part of me says…

NO, that’s awfully far away.

NO, because we won’t have any more of those backyard- spur of the moment conversations.

And NO, because those special dinners we occasionally have won’t be possible.

Truth of the matter is, he’s an adult now and I can’t say NO any more.

All I can do is accept the change and be happy he has a chance to follow his dreams- “Dreams are the seeds of change. Nothing ever grows without a seed, and nothing ever changes without a dream.” ~Debby Boone

And give him a big hug when he leaves!

And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man in the moon
When you coming home, son?
I don’t know when
But we’ll get together then
You know we’ll have a good time then” 

~Harry Chapin