I've been watching silently as something miraculous begins to slowly, slowly unfold in my home.
We are taking a new route with our homeschooling this year, and an odd side-benefit is that I am
seeing the kids attach more deeply to us as parents. For us, homeschooling these kiddos has been a huge blessing.
Our unconventional way of learning means that I am
intimately involved in my kids lives. Not in an intrusive "you need to do this" sort of way,
but in a way that flips learning on to them. It's the "watch me mom" way that little kids have. Just as a small child says
"watch me mom" a million times a day, through our learning, I have those moments
all day every day.
My kids, no longer needing to fit into my mold, are
welcoming me into the lives they are molding.
We talk, we explore, we
live life full-force with each child, and they are allowing us to attach. We are
beginning a beautiful dance together as a family. The changes in all the
dynamics are so very good. My kids are beginning to feel valuable as people and it is showing.
Baby steps toward healing.