In a culture obsessed with proof, I gladly float among uncertainty. I gladly look upon my children in wonder, knowing that I have no idea of what they will become. I confess that I sometimes make choices out of fear, or let other people's fear seep into mine. But, that fear is no longer blind. I can stare fear in the face and boldly challenge it, knowing there is nothing I need to prove to anyone. I gladly concede my need to prove--prove that I am a good mom, prove that I am making the right decisions, prove that my children will be happy one day, or successful. I gladly concede that need to prove, for faith and trust in them, in me, and in the nature of all things.
What I will offer instead of proof, is a promise to myself and to them. My promise is that I will always give them my best. And to them, I promise that they will never need to prove anything to me beyond what they need to prove to themselves. If they can find worth from within, not from anyone else, and if they can find the ability to face fears, climb them, and then maybe turn them into something good, then I know my faith has prevailed beyond any burden of proof.
Hope everyone had a beautiful, peaceful weekend :)!!