As my oldest has gotten to be an official adult, it has been a blessing and a privilege to step aside and watch her go! But lately it is difficult to do with grace. I am having to sit by and watch her as she works so hard, fills up her schedule, never gets to come home (in the awake hours at least), and collapses exhausted!
It's hard to not step in and take over her life again to make it some semblance of saneness! It's hard not to lecture her on her over-commitments! It's hard to watch her as she periodically becomes an emotional train wreck!
So...I love her, hold her, help her when she asks for it, and above all...I pray for her!