Some of the most important things I have learned in life I learned from my parents.
I have been very fortunate to have parents that were always present, involved and encouraging .
They taught me to depend on them while I grew into my own independence.
Likewise, it was my goal, as a parent, to be present and guiding but to make sure my children could stand on their own two feet.
And like my parents, we did a good job because just like I became stubbornly independent in my 20s, so too have the girls become independent.
My dad calls it Liberation Day! It truly was liberating for all of us.
The girls now liberated were taking those first scary steps into adulthood and we, the parents, are also liberated to continue with our lives, goals and dreams outside of parenthood.
But it does not end there. My father in declaring Liberation Day shows his pride in the passing of the torch to the next generation.
So today I celebrate that we have made it to this point in time, with gratitude and high hopes for the future!
Happy Liberation Day!