Can I hold on to this freedom from fear? Probably not. Inevitably, as my children seek to spread their wings, I will get nervous and I will worry. However, I think that I can remember to follow Rhonda's advice and "go to the beach." I can get away from my worries and caretaking long enough to get another perspective, and find time to pray and be at peace. Furthermore, if I can't get away from my responsibilities, I can always close my eyes for a few moments and remember: the salt spray in the air, the wind on my face, and my feet in the sand.