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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..

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  1. July 10, 2011 at 9:43p

    It seems parenting gets harder, not easier, as our kids get older. No, we don’t have to tie shoes and change diapers, but we do have to let go, and letting go is so hard! So, kudos to you for letting your precious chicks fly away and for keeping a safe nest and an open ear and heart whenever they need you!

  2. July 10, 2011 at 9:43p

    Well, now … I was doing pretty well until I read this post! Releasing the youngest seems to be somewhat more difficult than the olderst. However, you are right. My mother once gave me a post that said, “Bloom where you are planted” and I’ve taken it to heart ever since. #1 has been blooming beautifully and hopefully #2 will follow … Thanks for sharing your insight.

  3. July 10, 2011 at 9:43p

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