Independence

My heart bursts with delight when I see Jackie fly away.

She is brave and adventurous, while her superpower is adaptability. I don’t know how much of her embraced independence comes from a natural instinct and how much from us encouraging it. Nonetheless, I take great pleasure in seeing her walking up the hill by herself to go visit friends, or packing her own backpack to go on a weekend spa trip with her grandparents. I have a feeling she will fly the nest sooner than her peers. She has a taste for adventure and she builds daily her strength and awareness for the big wide world.