For any of us who are parents, the process of “letting go” of our children can be one of the most difficult experiences with which to deal. We’ve birthed them, we’ve fed them, we’ve clothed them, we’ve gotten furious with them, we’ve had compassion for them, we’ve held them in our arms when things got scary or confusing, and celebrated many a success with them. We’ve made an enormous investment of our time, our effort, and our hearts.
But at some point, we have to let them go. They are ready to face the world without us; to create experiences, success, and resolve issues on their own.
As well intended as it might be, if we hold on too long or too tight, they won’t grow.