Camping

A sentence I wrote six years ago seems even truer now.  Those of you who are parents in complicated relationships with your adult children will get this. It took me a long time to get it but I finally did and I’m glad of it.

Here’s the answer — it’s not up to us to get things resolved.  It’s up to us to be the tent in the wilderness where the lantern is shining through the canvas.

When I stopped asking questions, stopped trying to be in charge, refrained from interfering, stopped having an opinion about every situation, and lost the reflex to be right, I became the tent in the wilderness where the lantern is shining through the canvas.

And it’s lovely in my tent. Crowded sometimes, but really lovely.

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Photo: Bobby Burch, Unsplash

4 Comments on “Camping

  1. I love it and hate it when you get on these rolls and post every day. I always find at least two other posts I have to read and before I know it, I have lost 45 minutes. You are so talented. thank you so much for the wonderful 45 minutes of time I should have been doing some work!.

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