Next - Letting Go
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 | Laura Heuer
My daredevil son is about to embark on the trip of his life! Now he
wakes everyday to knowing that the wondrous world he had anticipated
since he was ten is unfolding the way he has created. This summer he has
made his dream job happen. He took it upon himself to create an email
to pursue a job that was not even in existence. To his delight and our
surprise we were asked to make a call. We talked, they met and all is
set to go. Again, while we teach our son he still has so much to teach
us. He chose a path and ran.
But, How Do We Let Him Go?
We have our concerns, the what ifs, the scary thoughts, the worst-case
scenarios. But, we stop and know that this is not how we are going to
live, that is actually not living at all. So here is the plan. We will
do it all, with the right precautions.
Since he is a sixteen-year-old boy you will not see him carrying around
his medical records. But, he will be. All his records will be on his key
ring, the one that will hold the rest of his summer’s keys. He will go
about his day as if any other person would. But, if something were to
happen he would have all his information with him ready for anyone to
see. Will that be enough for my peace of mind?
Parents’ Peace of Mind
Do parents ever have peace of mind? I laugh as I write this. You know
the answer. We will say extra prayers and send him with his medical
records on a key ring. Peace of mind? No, but as much as can be expected
from parents letting life take their child where they were meant to go
Medical Records to Go
I will send my son with the Medic Tag. I feel this is the best option
for us. No one to call, no PIN numbers, nobody other then me putting in
the important information. It will go with him and grow with him as we
can change his information as many times as needed for as long as he
keeps it. If it does get lost all the information will still be backed
up on my computer and printed copies in his room. Safe, secure and the
most we can do short of going with him on his life journey.
What is Next?
Again, I wonder what will the future hold for my child? He is so full
of life and life so unpredictable. I know my place and that is to let
him grow and keep him safe and while doing that I will be blessed with
more then anything I have ever dreamt possible.
Laura and her husband have three very active teenage boys. She has
an entrepreneurial spirit that has led her to the creation of Jakoter Health Organizers.
Now with a love to be on the Internet, write; fiddle with gadgets and
use technology that make life easier you will find her creations on MomTechnology.com.
technology, medicalrecords, parents
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