Are what life is made up of. It is also made up of endings as well. The truth be told one usually evolves into another whether we want it or not. Some of these new beginnings are laced with emotions dangling around someone or something that we had to leave behind. Maybe we are holding onto some emotions regardless of how the relationship ended . You see it is difficult to turn off our feelings even though our interaction may have ceased.

It is okay to start a new beginning carrying old emotions. You may be thinking that cannot be right!! But if you think about this for a moment, you will realize that no matter what we do in life we carry with us some old emotions. Most of us remember our very first romantic relationship. Some of us will smile at the thought of it. While others will shake their heads in disbelief, wondering how they ever dated that person in the first place. Whichever situation you find yourself in, these emotions form the basis of all of your future relationships. This is how we have learned what kind of person we are attracted to.

All of this is true with one very important exception, OUR CHILDREN. They seem to be our Achilles Heel despite the relationship we have with them.The entire time they are growing up, we as parents strive to make as many opportunities available to them as possible. Some of our children will jump on top of these situations while others will balk. But when they are grown and it is time for them to enter into their own lives, a new beginning unlike any other occurs.

But embracing a new beginning means closing the door on a chapter in the book of our lives. It may not have been the best reading we have ever done, but it was a place we stayed in for quite a long time. Closing that book means we will be starting another. It is a place we have never been to before with new challenges and opportunities. The difference is we will enter it with more knowledge and experience than we have ever had before! And when we look back, because everyone has a period of reflection, e will have to find comfort in knowing we gave it our all!!