It has been brought to my attention lately that I have a tendency to hover over my children. Ouch! Okay now that it has been said and put on the table-now what? How did I become a “helicopter” parent? Since I am an analytical person I feel the need to start at the beginning and figure out how and why I started hovering and then start the process of letting go.
My oldest two “children” are now 24 and 22 and I am seeing real growth in their lives in all areas. They are really maturing and wanting to reach their potential instead of just coasting and relying on me. I love it but it is confusing at times what they want from me as a mother. With my daughter it can be a come here and then no go away scenario which is not only confusing but hurtful. She wants to be mature and independent but she struggles with self discipline. I know that much prayer has brought us to this place and much more prayer will bring us through it.
Lord I ask for your insight and wisdom in all areas. Our wisdom is foolishness to you and I want your way in our lives above my desires. Please show me where my children need guidance and when to let go. Watch over them and keep them safe. Thank you for opening my eyes to another area that needs to change. I love change and growth and welcome them in our lives and home. Thank you for caring enough to challenge us to grow again. I trust you in the journey and I always love the results. I purpose to rest in you and follow your direction. Amen.