Dear Glo-Worm,It’s our last day together today. I’m going to go and pick you up from daycare in a few minutes, but first I wanted to express some thoughts to you.I know that my words on the page aren’t the same as the sound of my voice, and that virtual hugs aren’t the same as cuddles. I know that there’s a chance we’ll see each other again after this, and there’s a chance that we’ll both go on with our lives. But I couldn’t say goodbye without writing you this letter – I hope you get to read it someday....more
One of the primary jobs as a parent is to help your children navigate the tough waters of growing up. Sometimes you can teach them from the mistakes you have made. But other times, they just have to learn these lessons on their own. Those can be the most painful for a parent to get through. We fight the urge to help them through painful situations that we see coming around the bend, yet we know they have to experience them to grow up and mature.