My childhood is over?

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That is the question that was posed to me by my teenager who is not yet an adult.  But to answer your question my dear – if it means that people will start treating you like an adult – then yes.  No matter how old you are – you will always be my child but to everyone else they see a young lady where the world is her oyster.

How did you grow up so quickly?  It only seemed like yesterday when I was bringing you home and wondering if I would be a good enough mom and not screw it up.  And now you are getting ready to fly the coop.  There are so many things to worry about – remembering that there won’t be anyone to wake you up 4 times except the snooze button on the alarm clock, good thing you know how to do your own laundry cause now you are responsible for that, making sure you pay your bills and you have enough money left over so that you don’t starve.

There is so much you have to remember.  You have to pace yourself and make sure you take care of yourself.  After all you are now going into the big bad world where nobody really knows you and nobody really cares.  You have to make sure you have a good circle of friends who will look out for you and you have to make wise choices.  Your financial personality is just as important.  Have goals and achieve them and if you change your mind in between that is okay.  In order to get you need to give – that goes for anything. Make sure you are generous – food, clothes, money, love.

Do things that will make you happy, not because someone else is doing it.  Love yourself – cause only you can do that unconditionally and that is the secret to happiness.  Don’t let anyone ever put you down – cause only you can give them permission to do so.  Nobody has the right to abuse you – physically or emotionally.  So if someone does – walk away at once.  Pray often – there is nothing more powerful than prayer.  Work hard and play hard.  Focus on the present – cause that is where you are.

Love deeply, forgive quickly, smile often and remember that the world you see is a reflection of what you send out.  You can make life whatever you want it to be.

6 Responses to “My childhood is over?”

  1. Trans Atlantic Fan says:

    Awwwwww, I teared up after reading this blog. Gosh, I wish I had someone telling me all this while I was growing up!! Ur daughter will do just fine in the outside world because she has ur set of genes as well.

  2. Malini says:

    Thanks girl – I know, I wish I had someone tell me all that too. I am surprised that even today there are so many kids whose parents don’t tell them any of this.

  3. jjMichael says:

    No. But now i will. Thanks for that.

  4. Malini says:

    Thanks for stopping by.

  5. Steve says:

    No. But now i will. Thanks for that.

  6. Malini says:

    Cool. Thanks for stopping by.