I've come to realize poignantly lately that our purpose as parents is to bring forth our children to lead their own lives. As Spirit often tells me, "they are their own souls. They've just come in through you." As my sons leave their teens and kick around in the early 20's it has required another shift for me. Letting go even more. And I find the more I honor their need for freedom, when they are with me the better it is. And I am so proud of the men they have become.