Or are you going to be content with being a child at heart?
Over the last few days I have talked to a few moms whose teen daughters are returning to school. Some of these young girls are starting high school. While I have no children of my own, I can vividly remember what it was like to be that teenager. As I look back with my new wisdom of age, I can now relate to what my own mom had to put up with back then. I was moody, irrational, unsecure. Really, and mercifully, the only thing I had going for me is that I was a good student. What energy it took to live (or muddle through)! Youth is wasted on the young–I know that now that my body is transforming, the pieces not quite so effortlessly working together as they used to!!
When I look at these young girls and their mothers today, I think I would not go back to being child since that would entail having to go through adolescence again. I will be happy being a child at heart…
I wish we could share wisdom with those young girls–but I am afraid that the best we can do is be present for them and remember that we have been through it ourselves, and that we managed to blossom into amazing women. So, dear friends, take heart in the wisdom of our age…and know that one day, thanks to your magnificent efforts, your own daughters will be strong, self-confident women with a brilliant heart and future.
Life is Amazing! Live Well.