Sunday, January 29, 2012

The River: Writing Challenge Day 27

My children are in 1st and 3rd grade.  It was impossible when they were babies to know what their personalities would be like in elementary school, but I wondered.  It is impossible now to know what they will be like in middle school or high school, but I find myself wondering what activities they will enjoy and what challenges they will face.  As I watch my nephew and niece consider their college plans and look ahead to their first jobs and young adulthood, I can't help but wonder about my own children and the paths they will choose to follow.  I am torn with the desire to keep them young and safe at home, while at the same time I celebrate every move toward increased independence and I am so optimistic that the future holds such great things for each of them.

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