Thursday, April 23, 2009
These are my beautiful girls. As opposite as night and day, one more traditional and classic, the other, unconventional and bohemian. Can you tell which is which?
I adore them.
It's funny, when I was younger, I always said I wanted a house full of boys. And now, I can't imagine my life without them. One is 16, the other just turned 15 and what is so incredibly cool is that we are finally coming into a new place in our mother/daughter relationship. I guess I finally have realized that they are not mine, they belong to themselves. And while I can guide them and advise them, they are completely separate from myself. Easier said than learned for a mother. We bring so much baggage into this journey of parenthood, and while we only have the best intentions to protect them, sometimes we forget that they are not us, that they have to learn things on their own. Letting go is hard but at the same time, it's freedom. And I'm learning that when I give a little trust, and let go a little of my desire to control them, they actually become more responsible and trustworthy.
Notice that I said a little. It's still a process.
But here they are. Don't they shine?
My little women.