Now I follow you.
At first, I carried you. Then I walked beside you. But now, I’ve dropped back to where I belong at this particular mile marker of your journey.
Now it’s time for you to take the lead and for me to trust I protected you well enough when I carried you and when we walked side-by-side for you to feel secure out in front.
Yet I’m still here. A few feet back, watching you do your thing. Watching you choose, watching you navigate, watching you figure out. You are capable, careful, and considerate. It is a privilege to watch.