Independence

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We like to go on hikes, if you can’t tell.

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No matter how cranky or tired I am on a Saturday morning…

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Once we get out into the sunshine & fresh air…

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I feel a healing, of sorts, begin to take place.

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I think Doug & Johnny do, too.

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Johnny is going through a new phase of independence. 

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If I’m being honest, it scares the crap out of me.

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Wanting to be free & not hold my hand to do things.

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To figure it out for himself.

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And discover the world on his own terms.

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I know this is normal, this is good.

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But I can’t help but feel sometimes, like I just want to stick him in a bubble.  =)

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At least when he gets tired, he knows we are still here to carry him on.

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One thought on “Independence

  1. I love love love the one of him with the sign! And I know just how you feel with this one. It does get a little easier though. But when he does fall and get hurt (cause they do) he will want his Mama!

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