Thursday, March 29, 2012

An understanding heart

I am working on having an understanding heart. Because I hope and pray that people will have an understanding heart when I make a mistake, when my child cries, or when I unintentionally cause a lot of problems for others. I hope that my neighbor who knocks on our wall over and over again because Taryn cries can have an understanding heart as we try and try to soothe our sick baby who hyperventilates at night because she can't breathe well.

Maybe this situation is preparing me (and Tyson) for many sleepless night to come with noisy neighbors? Maybe I am learning patience even in the early morning hours when all I want to do is crawl back into bed but instead I sit in a chair in our kitchen trying to calm my daughter. Maybe I am learning even more about the needs of my daughter. Maybe I am learning how to approach difficult people in a calm and understanding manor.

I'm ready to grow. And it's taken me a long time to get to this point for this particular trial. I would love your advice on how to approach our neighbor in a kindly fashion.

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