How can we get our heart and our head to sit down together and negotiate this growing up process? Perhaps if we understood the gradual shift that happens in our ability to influence our child, we can help calm the internal struggle and pursue intentionality as we watch them grow.
Imagining "launch day" stirs up a myriad of emotions in parents: fear, hope, dread, sadness, joy, pride, freedom, expectation. #imaginetheend
Collectively, we hold our breaths, hoping to see young adults rise and praying against sputtering starts or crash landings. As much as we hate to see them go, we do want to see them soar!