My beautiful daughter
There is a poem called Walking Away by C Day Lewis that ends:
‘…how selfhood begins with walking away,
and love is proved in letting go.’
It feels like every time I blink we have reached yet another milestone and I have to open my hands a little bit more, give you a bit more freedom and start letting you go. I know it is part of the circle of life, you are growing up, but as your mom I wish I could just keep you safe from the world. The world can be a big and scary place, but it is also wonderful, exciting and beautiful.
I have to let you go, give you a chance to make your own mistakes and send you into the world. Here’s some lessons I’ve had to learn the hard way.