It is very humbling to experience being a mother now. Humbling and very very different.
My daughter Rose is now 23 years old, a young woman.
Life us happening for her, to her, as it does for us all. She has a big decision to make, and make soon. Oh my heart is full of compassion and the grief that accompanies the knowing that I can’t protect her from tough decisions, nor make them for her.
I have a swelling heart full of gratitude for the gift of the relationship I have with Rosie today and the blessing of having lived long enough to thoroughly transform my life.
And I continue to pray for her ease and joy and that the learning of life’s lessons bends but doesn’t break her. And since she survived a childhood with me as well as she has, I’m confident that she’s well equipped for whatever might be next.
It’s been true for me, that old saying that whatever doesn’t kill mr will only make me stronger. May it be so for Rose as well.