Letting Go

After weeks of cruising around holding onto the furniture and holding our hands to walk across the room, David has finally taken a few unassisted steps. It’s a big deal for a baby, and for his parents as well.

In a move that he will repeat thousands of times in his life, David has let go of the safe, the familiar, the comforting, and struck out for the unknown, wobbling toward whatever lies ahead, reaching out for something new to grasp.

I have to resist the temptation to hang on. It’s not my job, after all. My job is to guide, support, and encourage. To hold his hand while he is learning, reassure him that he is ready, and then let go.


September 25, 2008. David.


  1. ccw replied:

    OMG! So fun to follow your blog! That David, he’s just having a ball isn’t he? Thank you for sharing!

  2. Jenn replied:

    What a beautiful sentiment! Wonderfully expressed.

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