My dear blog sister, Ritu, of But I Smile Anyway has a beautiful challenge going through this Valentine month. Love is my favorite subject and how could I resist to participate as much as possible. If you want to check it out you find more information here!
When I read the title of Ritu’s prompt today the following quote immediately was in my mind:
This is something I always tried to provide for my children. I wanted them to know that whatever happens I am there for them but I also made it an effort that they are getting self-confident and simply go for what they want. Yes, it is hard when the moment to let them go has come. But it is the normal process. We don’t have the right to chain our children but have to do all that is necessary for them to be able to live their own life the way they want it to live.
When my daughter turned 16 she spent half a year in England. Everything was well prepared and I had no doubt that she would be doing great. Oh, and how she developed within those 6 months! About 14 months ago she moved in with her boyfriend. She was 20 and had already grown into a strong young woman who knows what she wants and what she doesn’t want. I am proud that she took that step without hesitation when it felt right for her!
I think the most important attitude for a parent to provide both roots and wings is showing the child that they wholeheartedly trust and believe in them!
This year my oldest son is going to university and I already know for sure that he will be doing great!
In Love and Light!