Sunday, August 5, 2012

~*Day 5 of Bless Your Child*~

Day 5 of Bless Your Child Everyday!

Slow down and listen to their hearts.

Inspiration for this 15 day challenge that hangs in our dining room!
 As the storms of life rage around us we gather snugly together on our home.  We spend many moments of quiet together giving our children the opportunity to share with us the burdens they carry in the hearts.

Giving them ample opportunity is important, as is, actually listening to what they are saying.  Putting down what we're working on, setting time aside, not rushing them through it.   Actually, hearing what they are saying and not simply dismissing their concerns and fears. 
Sunshine having a rough moment...He needs a listening heart in moments like this!

Sometimes we focus too much on our little man who tends to be in the forefront of emotional special needs.  It is easy to forget about the needs of our older children, simply due to the fact that they are able to remain emotionally regulated easier.  We do not try to ignore or downplay their burdens; their hearts are just as important and need as much time and care given to them.  

It is a delicate balance, this parenting thing, and one we're still learning.  Give these blessings your ears, your time and your heart as you listen to theirs!  

Ezekiel 3:10
And he said to me, “Son of man, listen carefully and take to heart all the words I speak to you.  

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jo,

    Just stopping bye to say hello and let you know I'm thinking about you. We finally have our I800a approval for our sweet Marlaina. Now we are working on the State. God's blessings to you, Laura in Texas


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