As a child, I didn’t stop to question the decisions my parents made for me. Again, I assumed the decisions they were making for me, would be for my own good, in my own best interest.
As parents, we can either make decisions for our children based on what we want, or we can make decisions based on our children’s best interests. Learning on the job quickly, I came to know how important it was for my children to be independent, therefore parents’ decisions should be based on their children and not on them.
Living with a physical problem as a child helped me see life differently. I spent my life observing my world. Although I wasn’t independent, I was aware of just how things should have been. That the inability of some parents to let go of their children, stem from their own insecurities, but it’s not something they stop to question.
Looking back on my own life, I missed out on encouragement and support, which could have led to certain possibilities. Emotionally I have managed to move on, changing some things along the way. I cannot turn the clock back on my own life, but I can make a difference for my family and now others through my writing.
I feel as though that is what I am doing. I am now making a difference. I’m happy with that.