You're itching to be on your own. You don't want anybody telling you what time you have to in at night or how to raise your baby. You're going to leave your mother's big comfortable house and she won't stop you, because she know you too well.
But listen to what she says:
When you walk out of my door, don't let anybody raise you - you've been raised.
You know right from wrong.
In every relationship you make, you'll have to show readiness to adjust and make adaptations.
Remember, you can always come home.
You will go home again when the world knocks you down-or when you fall down in full view of the world. But only for a while. Your mother will pamper you and feed you your favorite meal. You'll make a practice of going home so she can liberate you again-one of the greatest gifts, along with nurturing your courage, that she will give you.
Be courageous, but not foolhardley.
Walk as proud as you are,
~An excerpt from "What I know Now."