"Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy." - Robert A. Heinlein My parents made sure that I could take care of my own, stuff wasn't handed to me. I see kids today, and worry not only for their future but for mine as well.
I need to read this every single day! The older my son gets, the more I realize how much I am going to miss the baby/toddler years once they are over. I love watching him grow up but selfishly, I just wish he would stay my baby forever!
Our instinct is to protect. It is hard to understand that the consequence of the moment is protect them in the future. The hardest thing I face is the pain in another, especially the child I hold so dear in my heart, Autumn Lauren!