I fell into the cliché of yesterday really being yesterday. Otherwise how did my baby get so big and when did he get the grades, pass the exams, follow his first heartbreak, win his first trophy, and pack his car full of yesterdays trinkets and glories of his so very young past. I thought I was listening to the wise voices that whispered “don’t miss a thing, it goes so fast”. I didn’t miss anything, I swear I didn’t. I wore my super-mumma cape as often as humanly possible whilst still managing a business, an illness and an open-door household as a single mother. I did my most important job; I raised, empowered and strengthened him to do just was he has done…leave. Tall, strong, socially conscious, earth-friendly (as best a growing, video game playing, wave riding carnivore can be), liberal-minded and compassionate. I’ve done my job. He is ready to spread his wings, and although I’m exhilarated and honored to watch him fly…the nest won’t be the same without him.