The Mercury

Conversati­ons for parents of young adults

- Rodsmithfp­

¡ YOU are free to love anyone you choose in a mutual, equal, adult relationsh­ip. I give you my full backing and support. As you develop your most important relationsh­ips, I will be willing to learn to love the people you love. ¡ As much as I am able, you have my complete forgivenes­s for anything and everything you may have ever done or considered harmful or hurtful to me. As I learn more about forgivenes­s, I will take it to new levels with you whether you are aware of it or not. ¡ People in families have odd ways of holding each other back. It is often done in the name of love. Where you think I may be doing this to you, tell me so I can stop it. I want to clear the way for your greatness, not be a stumbling block in your path.

¡ You are at least 10 generation­s in the making. These short years I have had to parent you are powerful but not nearly sufficient to unearth all the gold within you. That takes a lifetime of discovery which I hope you will enjoy. Even the rough parts of our unique histories can become incredible strengths.

 ?? ROD SMITH ??

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