Letting Go as a Parent

“Letting go helps us to to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us. This frees us from unnecessary stress.”

Melody Beattie, The Language of Letting Go 

This all sounds so very nice and it also sounds unrealistic from a parent’s perspective. I don’t think a parent is ever free “…from unnecessary stress!”

I am much more aligned with the African American author, Toni Morrison and what she said in her beautiful novel, Beloved, “Grown don’t mean nothing to a mother.  A child is a child.  They get bigger, older, but grown?  What’s that suppose to mean?  In my heart it don’t mean a thing.”

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