Our son is back on campus at Kennesaw State University. Because of his challenges, I work hard to release my fears about him living his life the way he chooses. Then the dean of the KSU Arts College sent this quote to me by G.T. Shedd: "A ship in the harbor is safe, but that's not what ships are built for."
My mother instincts are too still protect our adult son, because of his disabilities. But that just makes him miserable. Like any ship, Phillip needs to set sail and navigate life's seas on his own terms, his own way.