We’re not perfect, and that’s no secret, especially to our kids. The real question is, have we become better over time? Have we improved since our kids were younger, or even just a few years ago? Can we say that we’ve changed for the better?
I read a story written by a son about his mother. He describes his mother’s transformation in the decades after his father’s passing.
After his mother’s journey of personal growth, he said, “She changed,” highlighting the rarity of such transformations in our mothers. How many of us will be able to be looked upon by our children with them knowing that, put simply, “we changed.”
It makes me wonder, will my kids be able to say the same about me? Will they notice our continual self-improvement instead of the common trend of becoming more set in our ways as we age?
Can they see that we’ve learned from our mistakes and rarely repeat them? Can they witness us evolving into better grandparents, despite not always getting it right as parents?
That’s my hope.