My Girls on IWD

There are a lot of posts today about important things: women’s safety, rights, equality or lack thereof all around the world. But this morning, I was talking with my 13 year old, who is just a few months from high school.

I spoke about what she’s going to start seeing among her friends and other people she knows. Drugs or adventure; unprotected sex or leadership experiences. A lot of them will probably make some better and some worse choices as they experiment with freedom. I am putting my faith in her ability to see her way clearly and to follow her own solid path.

And I think of this:

4 thoughts on “My Girls on IWD

  1. That is the most beautiful, heart-swelling photo. No doubt about it, kids need to be a little wiser than their years to navigate some of these (sometimes life-threatening) challenges. I feel sick when I think of everything Master J will confront, but I have to believe he’ll be equipped to make good choices, even though he’ll need plenty of room to make mistakes.

    • I’m sure he will be and you have to deal with what is facing you at the moment, and not worry too much about the future. Right now our dilemma is a teeth grinding child, not enough sleep for either (share a room) and neither wanting to leave the room. What to do?

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