To be a fearless teenager, is so different than being a 40 something parent. I believe that I have been teaching my kids and giving them the roots to grow and the wings to fly some day. I remember being afraid of the unknown and yet being fearless at the same time at their ages. Teenage years and early adulthood are such a confusing time. You hope that things will get better as you grow. When are things going to get easier? Being a parent sure isn't easy. When they are a toddler you are worried about the things they put in their mouths, about falling and getting hurt. Then they go to school and you worry about them having friends and feeling included, falling down and getting hurt. Middle School and High school, you go back to worrying what they put in their mouths, about falling in love and having their hearts broken, getting good grades, driving, and applying to college. Now they are trying to figure out the path they want to take, college or not, where, how will we pay for it? And always hoping they make the right decisions. They say they can take care of themselves but you see the way they take care of the their bedrooms. They want nice things, but they are all of over the floor. They don't want you to help them but they are walking around in circles frustrated because they can't find some thing and need to walk out the door. They don't want to live at home anymore, but they aren't doing what it takes to fly. Will there ever be a time when I don't worry? Wondering if things are gonna get better...I'm asking why? Time for me to listen to "Stronger," by Mandissa, "Strong Enough," by Matthew West, "Greater," by Mercy Me, and "We Believe," by Newsboys
I know that with God all things are possible. All we have to do is try to hold on a little bit longer and that the difficulties will make us stronger. I am going to let go and let God. That's all I can do. Pray for my kids, that they make the right choices, are healthy, happy and loved. And that they spread their wings and fly some day.