Yesterday I posted some video footage of our kids parachuting for the first time. One of our friend’s comments was how fearful we must have felt as our kids braved danger – and how brave we were to watch.
Maybe we are blasé, but that’s not how we felt. Not at all. We’d paid for them to jump, and knew they would enjoy it. Had no issues at all trusting the actual parachutists they were tethered to (it was tandem jumps) to bring them down safely and securely.
I paid for Ann to do the same thing 10 years ago!
Your relationship with your kids changes – it should – as they become more and more independent. You change as part of the process. Change can and does involve sharing the pain and failures – but also the joy, fun and achievements.
Jumping out of a plane is not something I would enjoy or do – but definitely something I enjoyed the kids doing.
It is good to project our hopes into situations, not our fears.
Thank God that he did exactly that with Jesus.