I suppose they call it “raising” children for a reason. The process implies upward movement, and growth is good and expected and the natural course of things. Yeah, I know all that. But leaving something behind is hard — maybe it’s past mistakes or hard life lessons.
Or maybe it’s an old swing set that gave you its best years.
Sue Tabb is an account director with Thomson Communications and a freelance writer. She lives in Newburyport with her husband and two daughters. You can visit her blog at www.parentpill.com.