There is a book by Marjorie Holmes entitled "Lord, Let Me Love".
Referring to her children, she prays these words: "Lord, let me love them enough to let them go."
I suppose most folks who have children are faced with the question of "letting them go" at some point in their relationship. This can be a tough experience. And, of course, many parents cannot let go.
I have been faced with this question in my relationship with my children, and I have to say that, although it is not easy, I have "let go" of one of my kids. Well, this child is now in her 40s,and there is a grandchild involved, but it has been demonstrated time after time that my involvement in their lives just seems to be counter-productive. Therefore, we have arrived at this point...they are always welcome in my home; always free to call if they wish; but I have exhausted my ability to initiate contact with them. I don't like it, but it is best for them and for me. Doing otherwise has been enabling for my child and has led to dysfunction in their lives.
Got any thoughts on this?