your child is a boat on the ocean

January 15th, 2019


Your child is a boat on the ocean. There are clear skies and calm nights. There are storms and rain and fog. You cannot control the course. Every time you exhale, the boat is carried toward the horizon, its distant harbor and home.

You are the breeze.

I am reposting this from the forgotten past. Because it is so true, and I forget what is true.


  1. wise and beautiful.

    Comment by ayala — June 28, 2015 @ 9:36 am

  2. I am always wringing my hands over how I can help my son navigate his waters. Thank you, dear Maezen, not just for the lesson, but also in delivering it so beautifully. The way you string words together is a gift. XOClare

    Comment by Clare — June 28, 2015 @ 6:07 pm

  3. Thank you for this profound message.

    Comment by Suzanne — June 29, 2015 @ 5:15 am

  4. This made me laugh. Our daughter was on an overnight camping trip with her class and when they were in bed one of her friends couldn’t fall asleep. “Just focus on your breathing” our daughter told her friend.
    Have a wonderful day!

    Comment by Simone — July 9, 2015 @ 1:34 pm

  5. My son goes back to college–his new home– in 2 days & won’t be back to my home until the end of May. I am grateful for FaceTime so I can look at his beautiful blue eyes every now and then. Your words make me feel not alone. Thank you Maezen.

    Comment by juliep — January 16, 2019 @ 3:55 am

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