Tuesday, October 1, 2013

31 Days To Connect with Your Children

I have 3 children, all very different, requiring different ways to connect with each one.   How does a mom go about this?  She rotates, and she shares, she makes every effort to spend equal time- this is my journey to carry beyond these upcoming 31 days.

How do we find that place again where your heart feels still as you hold your newborn, that peace you feel when you climb in bed at night after telling them their bedtime story and they go to bed so peacefully.

Elaborate on that feeling

It's like hearing the ocean waves, it's that calm place, that peace of a days love joyfully given.

As days turn into months, and months turn into years people change.  I've seen it between just my husband and I within the last 11 years of our marriage.  We are all such unique individuals, and sometimes our own uniqueness doesn't want to agree with the others.
If I'm honest, that is precisely because I am so comfortable in my own uniqueness, that it is really hard to step outside of that and see someone elses point of view.  This is going to be a hard one for me, I'll tell you why- I have this type of phobia that I am right "most" of the time--- definitely more than less, this is my control issue.  Funny though- it is the exact kind of issue that in reality stirs me up inside and spins me completely out of control- because I obviously cannot put my family in my own little world.

Oh but when my babies were little, I showed them how to do everything- and they were so teachable- until about thesweet ages of 2 and up- this is when that special part of their brain kicked into full gear called the "opinion".
I have three children, with completely different opinions, how do I connect without feeling sooooo torn in soooo many directions and end up in a place where I'm too stressed to connect at all?

These next 31 days, I'm going to focus on how to do just that.
To find that place where once agian I listen for that calm place, and receive the peace of a days Love joyfully given.

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