We visited my daughter this past weekend in Chicago as she is graduating art school this coming June. It was also Passover so there was so much to celebrate.
It was interesting to watch Ruth in her own element and to see her as her own being, separate from me. As parents, we are not always so good at this. Our children are part of us and we don't always know how to separate them from us.
Where do I end and she begins?
It felt so free to practice that. I was able to listen to her objectively. I was curious. I had no opinions or suggestions like I often have had in the past. It was so good to get to know her, my daughter.
Can you see your child as separate from you?