I did not grow up as my children do. I did not trust in life. I did not feel safe to take great risks. My limits felts like prisons, not playgrounds my children make of their challenges. Only through force of will, alone within myself, and rebellious against all resistance did I lift out of my dire circumstances. They just float, no sandbags upon their balloons.
Where I feared risks in my youth needing to excavate courage from a dry well, they run right at their challenges, with humor, excitement and curiosity. They are more my teachers, than I am theirs.