Some of you will know that I have two grown children who are both away at University - one getting his BA in Communications, and the other getting a Post Graduate Degree in International Development.
As all mothers know, raising children is the most agonizing joy imaginable. Our hearts are filled with overwhelming love for our children, and the joy of having them in our lives is a most precious gift.
But motherhood is also full of worry and angst. We worry about their health, their happiness, their well being. We worry when, at six, they seem too dependent on us, then worry at sixteen when they seem too independent. We worry about them being accepted by their peers, then worry about the influence their friends will have. We worry if they will excel at academics and sports or at delinquency and misdemeanors.
And now, when they are finally grown, I've come to realize that all the worry was for naught, because (despite all my maternal anxiety), they turned out just fine.
Now my worry has been replaced by something else - a desire to see them succeed. Which is why, when my son asked if I would post a video which he made for a school project, I quickly agreed. The video, called The Predator and Me, is filmed in a dorm room at the University of Windsor, in Windsor, Ontario Canada and along Windsor's waterfront. (That's Detroit, U.S. across the river.) Enjoy!