A read about the importance of listening to our children when they talk about their bodies and health, how we can walk with them, and encourage them along the way!
“Adelyne, what is your greatest fear right now,” I asked my 11-year-old over a private Italian dinner we were eating, just the two of us, following the EEG she just had in Poznan, Poland.
“My biggest fear,” she repeated the question.
“Yes, with all that has been going on in your life, what is your current greatest fear,” I wanted to hear the heart of my daughter, and I had her alone, no little brothers or sisters to distract her. Just Ada and Momma. Together.
“The fear of being afraid,” she replied.
It makes tears come into my eyes right now.
If there is one thing we want to do as parents, it is to protect our children. To be their stalwarts. To be their walls. To be their protections. To be their everything.
And then you realize you can’t.
Unless you lock your child in a bubble, never letting…
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