Saturday, February 11, 2012
I’m so pleased to see teams and individual 5% challenge members continuing to make February all it can be. I needed this brief break between challenges to concentrate on my own emotional and spiritual health. I'm thankful for the NSV''s I've had in the last couple of challenges, and I'm really looking forward to the next challenge.
Although I’ve been busy with personal issues I continue to ponder words that correspond to my journey at this time. Some things are still too personal to share.
In late September I was diagnosed with anxiety, depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Contemplation of and blogging about some of the word topics that come up in therapy has given me insight and become an essential part of my progress. The comments and support of my Spark Friends confirm the direction I’m heading is the best possible path.
Last week my thoughts turned to relationships, current and past, and with that came a precious memory of teaching my 3 year old son about different family relationships. The conversation went like this.
Me: Who’s your Mommy?
Eric: (giggling) You
Me: (giggling too) What’s my name?
Me: Who’s your Daddy?
Me: Who’s your sister?
Me: Who’s your Brother?
Me: What’s that make us?
HAPPY!!! Eric shouted with a huge grin.
Of course I was expecting him to say family but his answer held conviction. The relationship he shared with each family member made him happy. He had his answer and he knew he was correct. He didn’t need to intellectually understand the meaning of family. He felt it in his heart!
The question that prompted this memory? How does that relationship make you feel?
oops sorry, I missed the last line when I did the c/p. Eric is approaching 32 and has a wonderful wife and two precious daughters that bring us much happiness!