“If you would have your son to walk honourably through the world, you must not attempt to clear the stones from his path, but teach him to walk firmly over them – not insist upon leading him by the hand, but let him learn to go alone.”
–Anne Bronte

Raising a child is the best thing my wife and I have ever done.  Yet it is also the scariest. We yearn to give him everything he needs and wants yet know we also must let him learn and discover on his own.  We must know when to catch him and when to let him fall.  We must give him boundaries but also let him find new horizons.  We must teach him to speak so that he may find his own voice.  We must hold his hand yet know when to let go.  After all, he is our future.  We must trust that he will lead the way.

Day 271 of my 365 photo a day project.

Leading the Way

Leading the Way

This image was processed in Photoshop using multiple passes of Topaz Impression to create the painted look.

Looking for art for your home or office or something to spice up your digital desktop?  This image and most of the others from this project are available as prints and digital downloads.  You can also check out the rest of my portfolio here.  And don’t forget to subscribe to the blog so you don’t miss anything!