Note: Trigger warning for death, grief & loss.
Growing up, I was made to feel extraordinary. Special skills. Special kid. Made to feel like I can achieve big things, that only *I* can achieve.
Did you feel that way too? I certainly hope you did. It's a special kind of feeling. The look of adoration from my close ones who looked at me like I could achieve anything.
I want to believe that many parents look at their children this way. I'm not sure though. What has been your experience?