The most important thing I am thankful for, and also a substantial relief for me, is not having to force my kids down one particular very narrow path for their life's journey. Instead, the whole broad horizon is open to them. There are so many types of people, and the kind of person naturally inclined to go the witness way is a very unusual sort of kid, and I don't think one that I even like. My kids can now go their own natural way, and decide what they believe and what they want to do with their time and how they want to make a living and who they will love, and I will always love them and be their mom.
it's freaking huge.