Help me to parent with empathy and guidance rather than power and direction. Remind me to pause until my anger and frustration have subsided and my heart and eyes are open. Bring me joy when my children cast off. Remind me that there is no perfect path and to celebrate the magic in the paths we choose. Help me speak loudly with my own voice when others tug them awry, and to grasp the honor of motherhood everyday with gratitude and strength.