I’m lucky. My teenagers are good kids. They work hard at school. Mostly respectful. There is the normal teenager I know everything and my parents know nothing attitudes. Even that isn’t too bad. They are intelligent, unique, amazing, individuals who surprise me with how much they love life and the humans they share it with.
Still, being their mom is challenging. Many prayers and much patience abound. My goal is to prepare them to live without me and their Dad one day. Deep down I know they will be alright.
The catch is, I need to relax and let them learn from their own mistakes, but I don’t want them to hurt in any way. I want to protect them from harm caused by others or their actions. An almost impossible task.
Today I am praying for peace and guidance.