I try not to rush anymore, but recently I found myself getting sucked into life’s frenzy.
This morning it was time to stop.
I’ve been watching my daughter.
At 19 years old she has wisdom and discernment, and makes sound decisions. I’ve stepped back to let her practice running her own life. Watching how she manages it, and giving her plenty of space. She’s been adulting very well except for this one thing….
Mentally and physically.
Time For a Change
I took a long look at how busy she has been. We both have, but I could also feel a disconnect. We are more than roommates. We actually do this life together, but when she came home Monday from her Dad’s, she sat down and fell asleep in her chair.
Her visits with her Dad haven’t changed since the move, even though the distance has. He’s only ten minutes away now instead of an hour, but she still packs her duffel bag every Friday, and heads to his home. Stays the weekend and comes back here on Monday. She has three days before doing it all again.
I’m Still the Mama
She communicates with her Dad, and they make their own plans, until this morning. While she slept, I texted him and told him she is staying home this weekend. It was time to step in and be the Mama.
When she awoke, I told her what I did, and she looked mortified that I had stepped in, but you know what else I saw? Relief. And a slight smile.
This weekend she doesn’t have to be an adult. We will spend time together doing whatever we choose.
Today was a good day to step in and be the Mama.