Your old self is buried and gone. You are a glorious new creation in Jesus! So walk forward in faith, confident in what God has done and continues to do to make you who you are meant to be.
It's time to free ourselves from believing we can be good enough to earn God's love, or that we're too far gone for grace to save.
Our children need to grow into their own unique selves, not simply to be an extension of us. Otherwise, it becomes more about our unfulfilled wishes.