Through every stage of parenting, from the first stumbling steps of babyhood to the first floundering decisions of young adulthood, we tell them, "I've got your back. Yes, it's hard, but you can do this."
I've had the privilege of being that person for my son. Now, I get to watch as he learns to do the same for his own.
I cracked wide open today when I clicked on the Facebook ad for this song. So many memories of being enfolded in my parents' love through my life batterings.
I've lost my two biggest champions. And that? That's my own hard thing.
Transformation always involves the falling away of things we have relied on, and we are left with a feeling that the world as we know it is coming to an end, because it is.