Dear younger me,
It is not your role to determine her outcome. Don’t fear the things that you may regret later on about the kind of mom you’ve been. Lay it down. She loves you anyways.
All of the times you yelled and interrupted and made it about you instead of her. All of the times you played the role of owner instead of ambassador. All of the times you apologized for her instead of understanding her and standing by her. All of the times that grace wasn’t there, but judgement was, she loves you anyways.
Did you break her spirit? Did you ruin her life? Dear, girl, you do not have that control.
Don’t waste your precious days consumed by regret of what you did or did not do for her. Instead, find peace in removing yourself from the outcome. Find peace in loving her for who she IS, not who she is not. Find peace in knowing that it really is not up to you, then go to work on being intentional about the things that are. Be her coach, be her fan and be her soft place to land. Build her trust, by trusting her. Lay down your pride. Be humble. Be kind.
Focus on what you CAN do for her and surrender the rest. Regret is a waste time. Grace is not.
With much love,
P.S. It is never too late. You got this, girl.