Mother Love Stories: Libby

 

Motherhood I am deep into this adventure of parenting, with spirited and soulful boys ages 18 and 21. Monumental ages. Here is the thing about parenting for me, I've just stumbled through it. I have no idea what I am doing. What I do know is that it is a dance of love, respect, patience, and kindness. 

Oh then add in more love. Love more. Love when it is hard. I love when I don't know what else to do. Then say "yes" and dance in the kitchen. 

Kids are perfect as they are, don't try and change them. Instead listen, guide and watch them unfold as "themselves." Let them be. Get out of their way. Then take a deep breath and marvel at it all. 

This is a picture from this past summer when our youngest was headed off to Nepal. I was overwhelmed with his bravery and overwhelmed by watching this little bird fly solo, so I headed to the ocean to cool off and take a deep breath. #letthembe 

L. Delana, February 2015