Acceptance: The Foundation of a Loving Mom
What is the foundation of a loving Mom? Acceptance.
Our children do not exist primarily to make us feel good about ourselves. Nor do they exist to fulfill our dreams or ambitions. Our sons and daughters must feel our acceptance, our embrace, just for who they are, before they feel our affection or our affirmation.
Those are the words of guest iSpecialist, Fred A. Hartley. Hartley says they hit home for him the morning of his son’s Little League baseball tryouts. Hartley could hardly contain himself he was so excited about his naturally athletic son playing ball. But his son, instead of jumping out of bed to get ready, rolled over, squinted out of one bleary eye and said, “I’m not going out for Little League this year.”
At that point, Hartley, with great effort, chose to accept his son for who he was. Do you accept your children for who they are?