On a good day, parenting will test the integrity of your character. On a bad day, parenting will test your will to live. Parenting children with trauma histories will cause you to test the integrity of everything and everyone you thought you knew, for the rest of your life.
~J. Skrobisz

Friday, May 28, 2010

No arms, no legs, no worries

If you haven't seen this yet, you should.
Because we all need to put it into perspective.

Attachment Challenge Day 1:
9 - this one was tough and I was stretching to get in the nine, let alone 10
10 minutes of train back rubs - sit one in front of the other and rub, then switch after 2 minutes
20 minutes playing curious george safari hide and seek game - a game for preschoolers

Reading through the 45 comments and rash of blog posts from readers that are partaking in the challenge, all of us seem to be on the same page with our angst. Why is that?

I'm adding a smidge to Christine's challenge.
While you do these things for your RAD, take another 20 minutes each day to reflect about the things in your own childhood and adult relationships that make it hard for YOU to receive love and affection. Journal it, blog it, pray about it, cry over it, etc. Find the root of the reason that it's hard for you to get to the place of unconditional love for the people in your life, not just for your RADish(es). Start by clicking the link and watching the five minute video.

I love you all!


GB's Mom said...

What an outstanding video! thanks for finding it. Good luck on day 2 {{{Hugs}}}

GB's Mom said...

What an outstanding video! Thanks for finding it. Good luck with Day # 2!

Jenn said...

Wow. That was a very moving video, thank you for sharing it!

Little Wonder said...

It's not a perfect world. Sin has entered and tainted everything, including our ability to love as our Savior has loved.

I know my personal issues and I know where they come from. Having lived the first 17 months of my life in and out of hospitals and in much pain, I know I have my own little Radish tendencies.

I actually love spending time with all 3 of my children, what I don't love is spending time with 3 of my children and 6 other children at the same time. Maybe I really do need to rethink my job. :(