There comes a time in any parent’s life when it’s time to let go of their children emotionally, when their children are ready to go out to experience life for themselves.
That part isn’t easy, but is one many of us will simply take in our stride. For us it’s four months in Paris and a priceless experience. Although it’s a very different journey for parents, with the foundations already laid it’s one they have to prepare themselves for.
For parents it becomes a whole new way of life, as they learn to adapt without their child in their lives. Having adapted into a world with children, they’re adapting back into a world with each other and although that may not seem stressful, it becomes stressful as each parent learns to adapt without that child in their life for the first time.
It’s not all negative of course, because it’s always a parents’ job to make sure their children get to that stage where they’re comfortable to leave home. We must see it as a sense of achievement.
When any parent goes through the countless discussions, disagreements, the compromises that have been made, they know the foundations are being laid. It is those foundations that will bring us to this place. A job well done.