Thursday, May 22, 2008
Tonight my baby graduates from 7th grade. She will be going off to that big ol high school this fall. I worry so much about her. She's a great kid and she has a good head on her shoulders. I just wish that I could protect her from everything. I know that it is hard being a child, but it is just as hard being a parent. Parents have a little more wisdom and knowledge about things but you can't just make the children understand that. You have to let them make their own mistakes and pray that they learn from them, and that they have enough courage to know when to ask for help when they need it. And that they have enough courage to go out and make the mistakes that teach them about life and growing up. It's so funny when you have a baby you want to do everything that you can to protect them and give them everything. But then they grow up and they don't want you to be around them and the more that you want to be there the more that they don't want you to. They grow up and have there own life and you feel like you're just left there, but you still have your life too. You just have to keep praying that you will find that closeness that you once had. Just keep believing in each other and loving each other. Just be there for each other.