I try to tell them often. But I know it is not often enough.
There are so many obstacles in the world these days specifically designed to tear kids down and family life apart. I know that the decisions of life are tough for them to make. I am proud of them for making them.What they do not realize is that with each passing day, the decisions that we make gain more importance.
All of those little decisions, turn into patterns, and then in to habits, and the consequences of those decisions, patterns and habits serve to flake and form who we are and what our destiny turns out to be. I wish I could take them on a journey from where they are to where I am and back again.
Not only would it be fun, but it would be educational. 🙂 Yet the amazing truth is that cannot. The future is theirs to explore, engage in, and figure out. My future includes theirs but they are getting to the point where it is time to launch. There is a scary sense of satisfaction in that.
Bottomline is that I am proud of my kids. I am proud of the decisions they are making, even when I disagree. Life is an adventure. I am proud of them for approaching it with gusto…and an appropriate amount of respect, all at the same time.