But about 4 days before book club, I pulled it out and started reading. Oh my goodness. I very much enjoyed this journey.
"Love sets free and binds, all at once. For the parent, love is binding.
Many freedoms are given up--choices are limited.
Out of love and respect for the child's needs,
no parent can do just what they want to at all times.
A parent always is bound to the child, don't you think?
But a child must be set free to choose her life. That is what it is to have a child.
Sometimes parents think that they have children to
teach the children something.
Children are given by the Lord as lessons for the parents--the greatest lesson of love.
And what do you suppose that lesson of love is?
To be bound but to let go."
--dickson, page 185
To be bound but to let go. Oh. My. Just sayin'.