We raise our children to find their wings and fly.
Our home is their nest for the making of the person they will become.
It is their foundation on which everything else is built.
We give them love and encouragement.
We establish in them faith and forgiveness.
We let them fall and watch them rise.
And in the process, as they go from toddler to teenager,
as they start to gain independence and taste freedom,
we find ourselves having to let go a little of them each day,
until one day we open our doors and watch them soar into the world.
It may seem far off or it might be just around the corner,
but the day will come.
You will watch as the person you made, the person you grew,
spreads their wings in this great big world,
and leaves home to find themselves.