A Child's Understanding by Trisha Rapley...
Updated: Oct 21
Today, I was stumbling over my words as my son asked why I was so sad.
He saw something in me that I was trying so hard to hide and this isn't the first time he's done that either. Children are susceptible to little things feeling more energy than feelings at times.
They are beyond anything I ever thought was possible when it comes to miracles, and today my son came to my rescue. After sharing my troubles with him in as little detail as possible, he told me it was okay to be sad. That I was hurt and it was okay.
I couldn't stop the river of tears from falling as he looked at me and said you don't deserve to be treated that way. I did something extraordinary raising my children in a way that they could disgusting right from wrong and today was proof my efforts mattered.
He went on to say that I did a lot and went to a lot of effort to make sure my family and friends knew I loved them and it was ok to say that I didn't get the same love in return at times.
I just sat and listened as he said how wonderful I was and that being my friend was the best thing in the world. He as a son was grateful for everything I did for him and the other kids.
But he was sorry things didn't work out the way I had hoped.
I saw the power of God's love in my son today. I saw that miracles have a heart and soul and I felt that the only way through my own heartache was to love again.
My son was my strength today, and I thank God for each day that I have him and my other children to rest my heart with.
They save me more than I save them and I can't possibly begin to tell you how much more alive I am because of them.
A Child's Understanding...