This one's in honor of the kids getting ready to start school in these parts, and the people who love them: I wrote the other day that I'm ready for Caroline to walk home from the bus stop this year. And more to the point, she is ready. It will be good for her to have this freedom. We shelter our kids more than we need to in many situations. She can do this.
Well, last week we found out that the district has eliminated the stop at the end of our street, so she will be walking on a busier street in our subdivision for the first part of the walk.
It's just an additional four houses (ten houses total), but still. I either have to decide that it's too far---that it's too much responsibility or "risk"---or I have to expand my vision a little and live in trust and not fear. I think it will be the latter.
Sounds like that "letting something go" thing has greater implications than I'd thought. I hate when the universe does that...