Wednesday, April 25, 2012

While We Try to Teach Our Children All About Life, Our Children Teach Us What Life Is All About

Originally posted May 8, 2008

Yesterday, I was relaxing on my front porch when I realized it was past time for my daughter to walk to her violin lesson down the street. I ran upstairs and reminded her. Madison is 13...a freckle-faced, beanpole that is almost taller than me. I'm reminded everyday what an awkward age 13 is. Still a child, but growing into an adult...too fast somedays. She has daily pressures to hurry up the growth process and I try my best to slow her down.

She grabbed her violin and was out the door. For a minute she walked out of my view behind our bushes and I was just about to yell "Hurry!", but just as I opened my mouth, she came into view.

Sauntering slowly along, with a dried-up dandelion in her hand, she blew the seeds into the air and watched them parachute around her.

I shut my mouth and smiled.

Take all the time you need, dear one.

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