Saturday, April 16, 2011
April is National Kite Month. Last week Blaine pulled out our red and yellow airplane kite on a windy day for our grandson to fly.
“This is the first time I ever flew a kite!” 6-year-old Jaron exclaimed in delight, as he mastered the art of letting out the string and watching the kite soar into the blue spring sky.
Flying a kite is somewhat like raising children – a combination of letting them go, but still holding tight to the family bond between parent and child. While you proudly watch them soar high, part of you is aware of the chance they may dip down once in a while, and possibly even crash to the ground.
If that happens, do what you would do with a kite, pick them up, hold on for a little while as you move ahead together to gain momentum, then lift them up and let go, to watch them soar again.