But they're not you. And they shouldn't have all of your baggage, your fear, and your insecurity, and your life experience because that's not fair. They have their own.
Your song is beautiful. It's haunting and moving and it's so you.
...I'm so proud and I'm so impressed and I am so in awe of you."
-mom to daughter, Parenthood
My oldest child is almost ten years old. Yes, I'm shocked.
If I've learned anything about parenting, it's that it gets easier on the mind and harder on the heart. You [kinda] get more sleep, they don't need you as much for the little stuff, they can microwave their own popcorn and make their own sandwiches.
But as they stretch out those legs that won't stop growing, you don't love them any less. You love more. And faster. And you are aware and confused at how un-even it all is. When an act of love is letting go and all you want to do is to hold them tighter.