Monday, September 30, 2013
More Like Him: September
I have learned to watch, listen and support. Isn't that what the Savior and Heavenly Father do? They watch us make mistakes, listen for us to ask for help, then give us support as they see fit. It is hard for me not to just protect his feelings; defend his weaknesses; and ask for acceptance on who he is and know that is just how it is going to be. (I have done this for a long time.) Dakota is an adult now (by years, not be experience), how is he going to grow as an adult if he is not put through the rigor of life?
I learned to be a quiet observer, a listener, and offered a lot of encouragement. It hurts when your child hurts no matter how old. But, I also know that without trials he will not become a diamond some day. In the end when I meet my maker I want to be polished and be able to say I did my best and when I did not, I repented. Why would I want to take that away from my son?
So in the end, my son, I want you to be polished and learn to lean on the Savior as needed and become more like Him in your own rite.
September, I learned to support through love and not be fixing. I also learned I will have this lesson again, as I do not always bite my tongue. But, one thing I do know is that I will be polished often as I grow.