Please do not think I don't care when I tell you I am letting go...by doing this I am offering you total respect. Does this seem confusing? Let me try to explain so you know my intention.
My sweet child, I will always stand with you and for you... letting you grow to be all that you can means I have to surrender trying to "fix" everything for you. Allowing you to make mistakes , so that you will learn from this who and what you value in life. Teaching through natural consequences; which I believe will make you stronger . You will face many obstacles in life, and as your Mother, I wish to protect you and keep you safe from pain or harm.
I admit I am powerless at times to control what you may face. I promise to hold your hand while you explore this world. I will guide you if you ask...but I also am no able to make your decisions for you. I know the outcome is often not in my hands. I will not try to change you or define you as I wish you to be...I will pray for acceptance and understanding , when your wants and choices are beyond my scope of knowing.
Please understand that if I chastise it does not mean I do not love you. Rather, it means I love you enough to want to save you from making the mistakes I may have made as a young woman. I remember my Mother wanting to teach me ...but when I was young I also thought I knew it all. Now when I look back, I know how wise my Mother was.
As much as I want to protect you, I know you have to face the reality of your own actions. If you fall, I will offer my hand to lift you, and walk with you through your journey. There is such a fine line between holding on and letting go as a parent. A hard lesson to learn, that I no longer can keep you swaddled in my love. I pray I have taught you what is important in life and that I have been a good example for you.
My sweet child, may God always keep you safely in his hands...
"And though they are with you yet they belong not to you." The Prophet