Perhaps the toughest time for a mother is when her children surpass her, when her task is complete and they are stronger and better than she. To be a protector and realise that you are no longer needed to protect, that is tough. Yet it also a time of great pride, of realising that she has done her job well, that it is over. Yet as one chapter closes, another opens. Nature abhors waste and her skills will be called for once more. A new chapter will begin.