Blinding insight: if I have to lose my kids in order for them to find themselves, would I do it?
A thousand times, yes.
This week I have all four of my kids back to school. Claire has started her third year as an Art History major; Cole has started first year focused on English and Aboriginal Studies; Chloé and Caden are in the thick of high school in grades 10 and 11 trying to figure out what lights them up.
I am that mum who says yes. If there is an activity or event or opportunity that will have them find what they want to do with their lives – short term or long term – I will do all I can to assist with my support. Financial support is always appreciated, but for me and my kids it’s the emotional and spiritual support that counts the most; the authentic and genuine desire to wish them well and great success when they follow their dreams. It took me some time to realize that the decision to support them unconditionally – which does not mean no conversation – just might be the catalyst to my losing them. Forever.