"Kids don't stay with you if you do it right. It's one job where, the better you are, the more surely you won't be needed in the long run." (Barbara Kingsolver)
In the long run, my kids have taken off and passed me by. I tried to keep up with them for a while, but they are all way too fast. I'm happy to walk a little slower and let them jog back occasionally and tell me how their marathons are going. I haven't crossed any finished lines yet, but I know I won!!!