My son is in college and beginning the process of making huge life decisions. He has dreams in his heart for how he wants to travel his journey. His journey looks completely different than mine. And I’m fine with that. He worried that his family would be ashamed of him or disappointed in him. I want him to know that there is wisdom to follow along the way but he must be free to walk this journey in a way that will bring him happiness and fulfilment.
No one can walk our journey for us.
We must walk the path of our purpose without fear that it won’t meet the desire others have for us.
My hope for my children is that they walk in a safe and healthy way.
My hope is that they reach for wise counsel and guidance.
My hope is that they find what makes them happy.
My hope is that their journey is traveled in a meaningful way.
And my hope is that they walk confidently, unafraid and boldly.
A friend of mine recently preformed his daughter’s wedding. He told her that as her parents, he and her mother wanted to give her two things in life: roots and wings; a place to belong and wings to fly.
Allowing my children to spread their wings and fly is not always easy but it is one of the most rewarding parts of my journey.
And for you, it’s the same: This is your journey to walk your way.
Journey on, dear readers.
I would like to welcome a new contributing photographer. My cousin’s son, Jarek Bagley, took the photo featured in this blog today. I just l love the brilliant colors. Well done. Welcome, Jarek! Thank you for sharing your beautiful photo with me and my readers! You rock!