We have begun the college search for Dee. Our first visit was the beautiful Yale campus in Connecticut.
Dee has excelled and done so well in high school. I am so extremely proud of her. While an acceptance into Yale is a true ‘reach’ for any student… just the possibility of putting it on her search list is such an achievement in itself.
This Week’s Reflection: Independence
requires the most intense love on the mother’s side, yet this very love must
help the child grow away from the mother, and to become fully
independent.” ~ Erich Fromm
children unconditionally and completely. We are connected to our child and
feel as if we are one with them. When they hurt, we hurt. We feel their joy,
their excitement and their love – totally and completely.
Often we have gone without sleep, without much needed silence –
sacrificing instinctively – fully. We have often forgone our own needs for
those of our children. And we would do it again… and again… whatever is
needed from us – is theirs.
each lesson we teach is, in essence, preparing our children to one day depart
from us to live their own karmic story. The movement is gradual –
sometimes unnoticeable – and other times so painfully obvious. It hurts.
all still so joyous. We are excited for their journey. We are honored to be a
part of it. And we promise to always be there, to fall back on, whenever
they want to come back and need to be held close to us once again.