Giftedness and letting go……
One of a parents most heart fluttering moments is when they realise that their children are now on the verge of adulthood and need to be let go….
This space in time is filled with longings of want.to.trust and want.to.lecture.to .. ;-D.. We want them to be successful, independent birds… flying off into the distance.. and yet… we want them to maintain a connection, a cord, with which we might help to salve the biggest disappointments…. or alternatively keep us in the loop of their lives…..
This is a hard place and insecure place to be.. however.. all of us should gather comfort from each other, and find strength in the reality that these kids.. these wonderful, zany… unusual and magical entities are what will ultimately add the sparkle to humanity as a whole.. and provide a reason for the existence of same..
Still it is difficult, not to say.. if you stumble you will fall, and it will hurt sometimes, more than you may have thought ever possible… and let them fall.. however that is what, as parents, we must do… even as smart as they are… in order that they may gain wisdom.. resilience.. and gain contentment through perspectives on their own individual lives/paths and the eventual journey these will lead them on.
May an uncomfortable fulfilment, that leads to further questioning and hence further questing be within my children’s lens… for this will keep life within their grasp..