me meditating and finding my peaceful center
The last little while I have been going through growing pains. Spring has brought with it new things sprouting up in me, as well as old fears of accomplishing everything in a day while fighting feelings of exhaustion. I had forgotten how to really relax for a few weeks until God and the Universe gently reminded me when I hurt my back. It gave time to think about what I could have done differently so that I could have enjoyed my exercise alongside my meditation and yoga. There were some mornings last week that I did not even meditate as well due to pain. But it was good. I was scared. I’m not someone who gets sick often, thank God, and so it was my wake up call to where I needed to go on my life journey, personal and business wise.
Last night Michael was tired and had a fight with his Dad and I. After he apologized to us, I realized some of the anxiety was due to a big change coming next week in the bedtime routine which I had mentioned yesterday afternoon. Michael would be attempting to sleep by himself ALL NIGHT for the first time in over a year. Last night after his Qigong Massage, I put his mind at ease about his bedtime worries. I told him how scared I was sometimes about doing the wrong thing, or how I made mistakes, like working out vigorously when I had a sore back. We talked about how suffering or hardship makes us stronger in the end as it pushes us to find strategies to get better and heal ourselves. By the end of the conversation, he was less nervous about his big change next week, and I reassured him that I would be there to support him as he found his ways to cope.
Exceptional Parents, how have your mistakes helped you parent your Exceptional Child better? Have you incorporated it in your parenting? If not, I strongly encourage you to do so. Good luck and remember that with difficulties come growth and better outcomes in the future. Until next time.