“Mama said there’d be days like this, there’d be days like this, my mama said”…
I wish those words were true but they are actually far from the truth.
I don’t think anything could have prepared me as a little girl for the things that my adult self has had to fumble my way through. All the pep talks in the world wouldn’t have been enough to help me ready for the trials that have come my way.
It makes me wonder if I’m properly setting my sons up for what life has the potential to become. We will soon be closing out another chapter in our family . Our twin boys will be graduating in 5 months, be still my heart.
As a mother, I am whispering in their ears to dream big and to set out for what their heart is most passionate for. I’m enjoying this time as I begin to step back just a bit to let them carefully lay out their options and let me tell you, there’s a lot of them. The next decade of their lives will change in so many ways and so will they. That’s how life is supposed to go.
And so I find myself wondering if I’ve given them the proper tools to set out for the new adventures that will come when they graduate. Are they fully equipped to face their first big disappointment?
The answer is yes. I have. I know this because I’ve been watching their lives closely over the last few years and I’ve seen how they choose to handle obstacles. They have a strength that I never had at their age and they have had major setbacks in life far earlier than I ever did. They make me so proud.
So I’ve decided that it’s okay to encourage them to take risks and to dream for things that have yet to be done. And yes I know that that means they will find hurt and more heartbreak on the way, but that’s okay because I know it will only propel them further into what they were created for in the first place.
Chase after your dreams my sweet boys.