Finding the Courage to Let Go

Author: Karen Copeland

A beautiful, amazing thing happened for our family the other evening.

My son requested to take a risk and he wanted to do it on his own.

I wrestled with my own anxiety, trying to calm the “what if’s?” that flooded my brain and fluttered in my stomach. I intentionally changed my internal narrative. I took some time to remember that we had practiced this. I needed to believe he knew what he was doing and that he was ready.

I let him go.

As he walked out the door, anxiety was replaced with excitement and pride. It was incredibly hard to wait for his return, but in this time I was mindful of celebrating instead of embracing anxious thoughts.

I can’t even begin to describe how happy he was when he returned. This was and is a big step on his journey. Our journey.

I had to find the courage to trust, to let him go. And in doing so, he spread his wings and discovered he could fly.

I can’t wait to see what happens next.

Courage to Let Go



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