I officially have a teenager.
I am not complaining, just stating a fact.
My daughter is doing her own thing.
She no longer asks me permission for everything.
She uses her own judgment, forms her own opinions, and makes her own decisions.
I am trying to be ok with this.
It is hard to let go. But it is worse to try to hold on tight.
I did that a few weeks ago, and the results were disastrous.
I hope I won't make the same mistake twice.
For a teenager, she is still pretty terrific.
She has good values and her head, and heart, are in the right place.
I pray for the strength to let her be her own person.
I love her so much.
Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.
With love and optimism,
Synagogues of Chicago and Indiana (video)
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