Mary Jane's Shoes

Mary Jane's Shoes

Musings of one person among many. Not exceptional in any way, as with all, I have exceptional experiences and varied reactions to those events. Mine is one of many life stories and how I manage and cope with the events which make my life my own, I attempt to put forth by way of my writings.

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A Parent Wants

November 11, 2015

A parent can want health and joy for their child, and work to that end.

A parent desires to see a child thrive. 

A parent can plan for their children, but only to the most basic degree. 

It most likely will bear moments of discomfort for the elder, but eventually a parent learns to provide the freedom and the opportunities a child needs to discover her stronger interests, abilities, and use her natural empathy. 

Love for a child is not planning their path. 

Love for a child is not a constant push. 

Love for a child is a gentleness married to guidance. 

Love for a child is a slow release. 

Though difficult for a parent, it is a liberation and necessity for both parent and child. 


~ mary jane goodman

~ 2015, November 9

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