Welcome to A Life Examined

What is the examined life? A life worth living! As I look at the road ahead, I take all the baggage from the past and use it as experience - the pain and the passion, the sorrow and the joy - allowing it to carve wisdom into my mind and hope into my spirit.
There is no experience that can't be useful to me at some point in my life. There is no lesson learned that cannot make a contribution to the future.
A tiny drop of water is a part of the ocean. A tiny speck in the night sky is a ginormous star in the distance. It all depends on perspective.
So, this examined life is to offer reflections in the hope of discussing things which are of value to myself and to others.
Love, Sarah

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Raising Children Part 5: Out of the tunnel and into the light

Do you have a willful child? I do. Do you have a bright, willful child? I do. Do you have an expressive, bright, willful child? I do.

When my son is happy, he's a delight. When he's sad, the world knows. He's been adjusting to a transcontinental move; it has... and he has been difficult.

But in this time, he has faced challenges he otherwise never would have. He has discovered so much about himself and relationships, about people and culture, about challenges and opportunities he may otherwise never have faced or at least not so early in his life.

When we see our children suffer, we may be tempted to try to shield them, but often the suffering is part of the journey they must experience to grow into capable, compassionate adults.

In our transition the worst is past. I see that my son is sharing, questioning, enjoying life more. He has matured through this process, though for a time I wondered if we would ever get through this time of transition.

The point of this post is simply to say that when things look really, really difficult, remember they will pass, so long as we keep loving, keep committed to helping our children to grow, and to find consistency in their own character and the challenges that they face.

Love and God bless to you this week. See you next Thursday... AND:

END NOTE: For those who haven't known me for long, and perhaps for some who have: You might enjoy my other blog:
Life from the Lighthouse -- all about what God shows me when He talks to me and I listen. New posts monthly on the 1st.

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