Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I'm trying!

“It’s not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can’t tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself.”

- Joyce Maynard via julie911

Every thoughtful thing I read about parenting these days makes me tear up.


  1. It's so true. Thanks for posting this, I needed to hear that RIGHT NOW!

  2. Harper's Favorite Aunt in TacomaJuly 24, 2009 at 12:54 AM

    Ditto. And of course most days I'm sure that my reach only extends to the end of the couch, or the counter, or whatever, let alone the stars, and that everything they become will be in spite of me. So I watch them a lot, hoping I'll be too busy watching and learning to mess up so much.