Letting Go

Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for another Friday Fictioneers Prompt.

PHOTO PROMPT © Marie Gail Stratford

PHOTO PROMPT © Marie Gail Stratford

Looking out the window, all I saw were tall buildings and people. My heart fluttered with fear. I wanted to pack her up and take her home. This sprawling metropolis overwhelmed this small town mom. A person could get lost here.

Her excitement vibrated off the walls of the room. Where she saw adventure, I saw reruns of Dateline and posters of missing loved ones. These were her dreams. The fear all mine.

I wrapped my arms around my daughter. It was time to let go. “I’m so proud of you. You’re gonna love it here.”

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23 thoughts on “Letting Go

    • Thanks, but I’m sure my daughter would beg to differ. LOL. Especially when I haven’t heard from her in 3-4 days and she gets the message, ” Get in touch or I’m calling for a welfare check!” She’s beautiful, single and in a big city – this momma ain’t gonna take any chances. LOL

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  1. So many parents have these feelings and you captured them beautifully. I love how the mom realized that they were all her own fears and didn’t let them stop her from letting her daughter have the freedom any child needs to grow into adulthood. I say all this, but when my son and future children reach the college age and I’m in this same boat, I don’t know how I’ll be able to bottle in such emotions. I’ll try my best! 🙂

    Sheila, have you checked out J.A. Allen’s blog, Scribbles on Cocktail Napkins? She is doing a challenge that is quick little flash fictions, one per week. I’ve already got mine posted for Sunday’s prompt. Come check it out: https://scribblesoncocktailnapkins.wordpress.com/2016/04/03/ssc-2-april-3-9-2016/comment-page-1/#comment-933

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