Let It Go

“Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are the children of one’s youth.” – Psalm 127:4
While the early morning’s heavy rain had lightened up, the sky was still pealing with thunder and dark clouds. I wanted to take the train with Anne and shelter her with an umbrella because she needed to walk without the cover of shelter from the MRT station to school.
“It’s ok, you don’t have to go with me to school,” she said. “I have my umbrella, and it might not be raining when I get there.”
I was still a little hesitant, in part because I wanted to make sure she would be ok, and also because I didn’t like the feeling of not having done everything humanly possible.
As we walked towards the train station I looked at her and realised how much she had grown. She had been taking the train to school on her own the last six months, and though today’s weather added additional inconvenience, it didn’t dampen her spirits. Ok, she did laugh about how she wished it were Saturday so she could sleep in on a rainy morning. 🙂
Like an archer, this was one arrow I had to learn to let fly. And I didn’t want to deprive her of the opportunity to find her own strength and build her resilience.
It’s a lesson I’m still getting used to. As thunder fills the skies, I’m continually praying her flight be buoyed by the grace of God.

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