Many parents struggle with their children’s transition to young adulthood. Sometimes — and I’m speaking from parental experience — it’s hard to let go. We want to help them. We want to give them what we didn’t have when we were their age. But, in all of our wants, are we hindering them from growing up and being responsible?
Oh the drama. My world was coming to an end, and I can’t even remember why. What I do remember is crying out to the Lord as a very young Christ follower. I prayed, “If I ever have a daughter, please allow us to get along well while she lives at home, and please don’t let her struggle with weight or body image.”
If there ever was a person who lived life to the full in the midst of suffering, it was my wife of almost 53 years, Janelle Green. She used to say, “You can see more through a windshield than you can through a rear view mirror.”