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An Ending With a Beginning Print E-mail
by Sandra Lewis    Tue, May 30, 2006, 06:24 PM

This past weekend was a major turning point in my life. I crossed the great divide from single parent to empty nester somewhere during the final rendition of "Pomp and Circumstance" during North Mesquite High School's commencement services.

And I am filled with mixed emotions.

I am joyous and at the same time sad that the mothering skills I worked so hard to hone during the last 19 years are no longer needed because my children will never need me in the same way again.

But I can look back and say that I have no regrets. I enjoyed every moment as best as I could with the accompanying challenges of being a single mom for most of those years. And while there were some long days when I wondered how I would make it, time seems to have passed like the blink of an eye.

So I press forward pondering what my life will be like from this point on. I have entertained several thoughts, some are drastic like sellling everything I own and backpacking around Europe; and some not so dramatic like buying a loft in uptown.

But the script remains unwritten and the stage not yet complete. This one thing I know though, if the first act was this good I can't wait to see how the second act unfolds.

In celebration of Hannah's graduation, the first act, and endings with beginnings, a homemade movie.  Enjoy it here.

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