It's time again.
This time I'd like to write a bit about my insecurities as a parent. My son turns sixteen today. And I am so proud to be his mom. He has been my partner in crime, my confidant. He has such an awareness about him that goes beyond his sixteen years. He's easy to talk to and helps me when I need him. I know he will make mistakes. It is part of growing up, and I have to let him make those mistakes. And can only pray that I don't make it worse for him.
- As a parent I'd like to shield him from making the same mistakes I did.
- I'd like to make sure he has the tools to make good, sound decisions in life.
- I'd like to arm him with education, perserverance, and resiliency to face the challenges in life.
- I'd like for him to remain fifteen and not enter adulthood. =) Do I have attachment issues. Okay, maybe a little bit.
I'd like to wish him a great birthday and to know that I love him...for eternity and beyond.