Fear is beneath SO MUCH of the evil man enacts. And the funny thing about fear is that most of it is manufactured. It’s an extreme form of worry, which is a completely useless construct. Worry is almost always related to something we have absolutely no control over. All we can do is the best we can, you know? and then the outcome will be what it will be. Trying to grip your children so tightly the world will never take them away or change them or hurt them gets you exactly what you’re fighting so hard against. It changes them, and hurts them, and forces them to fight their way out of your arms. I say this as a mother, knowing how strong the urge is to keep them close, no matter how you have to do that. One of the most difficult things I’ve ever had to do is to simply allow my kids to grow up, because as they grow, they grow away, and apart, and the further they are from me, the less influence I have in keeping the world from destroying them. But if I don’t allow it to happen, then I will be the one destroying them. It’s all so hard. :(

But so worth it, to witness them becoming who they were meant to become. ❤

I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I know I want it to be spelled right and punctuated correctly. I guess that’s something.

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