As a mom one of the hardest things I am learning right now is letting go and letting my kids do their own thing. Even if it is different than what I might choose. Gasp! I know, you mean these people that I had a hand in making are not little clones of me and don’t think and act and see things exactly the way I do? No. Sadly they don’t. Because then that is when there is friction and tension and messiness. And I don’t really like that stuff. But you know what I am seeing? There is also independence and individuality being born. They are figuring out their style, their like and dislikes, learning from their mistakes and growing. They are becoming brave as they step out from me and go out on their own. Oh, it’s hard to let go. It’s hard to see them fail and hard to see disappointment. And if I am honest it’s hard when they think differently than me. But even better is teaching them to get back up and push them back out there. It’s worth the messiness when you see the boldness that comes from within their hearts as they figure things out and start to figure out who they are- uniquely made for amazing things designed by God. Oh I can’t wait to see what’s in store for each of our kids. I pray for continued boldness and bravery for all of us as we grow together. And that maybe, just maybe one them will ere on the side of their mama.