Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Who Needs You to Listen to Them?

Every few months or so, I'll get a migraine headache that forces me to get in bed.   

Last night, I crawl into my daughter's bed, and she joins me.  At 7:00 PM--two hours before her bedtime.  

The little one finds her pajamas, brushes her teeth, and snuggles up on the other side of me.

For two hours, we stay there.  I listen to exactly 35 diary entries that chronicle my daughter's 3rd grade year.  I listen to a debate about which glitter pen is actually better--red or blue.  Then I listen to prayer requests straight from the heart of a child.  I hear about best friends, arguments, crushes. 

For two hours, I listen because it doesn't feel good to talk or to move. 

I need to get sick more often.


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Journal:  What can I change in my schedule so I have time to listen to family members?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

my daughter is 14, she no longer shares things with me so easily. enjoy this time!! it does go by too fast.

Emily said...

What a blessing.

Meg McGinty said...

I miss your family and this is beautiful. I hope you feel better!!!

arrangedinlove said...

Being newly married I am slowly learning how important it is to listen. Thanks for sharing your story!

Corinne @ Everyday Gyaan said...

What a great reminder, Heather. And I'm in love with your little bundle of joy! :)