You realize it more and more when you start to have children. You do everything that you can do to protect them. Keep them safe from people that is here only to cause harm and spread misfortune. You do your best to educate them and provide as much knowledge as possible so that they're able to navigate through the positives and the negatives. Even after telling them everything you know, you still feel as if its something you are forgetting. You hug them tighter and you kiss them as if it will be your last kiss. Telling them, "I love you" so many times as if it will echo throughout eternity.
Even after doing all of this, you still don't want to let them go...
But you know deep down inside, one day you will have to.
Your parents did it to you, and your grandparents did it to your parents and etc. I know its called adulthood, but I call it releasing into the world under the watchful eyes of God. Listen to me. You would think that I was about to say goodbye to a 18 year old newly high school graduate-ready to start her first year of college. Or at a wedding giving my daughter away to her soon to be husband. But in reality, I only have a soon to be three year old daughter with a lot time left until she is ready to spread her wings and be on her own. But I still can't help but think about the world we live in and the world she will inherit.
It's a cold world, people
I can't help but think about the innocence and the happy spirit my daughter currently carries with her each and everyday. I can't help but think about how the world will try and chip away that innocence until the only thing thats left is the terrible fad of being miserable. I just hope and pray that she will see beyond that. I just hope and pray that I am able to let her go so that she can see beyond that.
Letting your kids go into the world has got to be one of the hardest things to do.