Sunday, February 15, 2015

Matters of the heart

When you parent, you fall in love with a person who is always changing into someone else, and who you know will leave you... At each stage of your child's growth, you are given ample opportunities to use parenthood as a mirror. You get to see where you fall short... Are you self-absorbed?...Or do you err in the other direction - are you a martyr, a guilt tripper, a co-dependent smother? Do you fear change? Are you impatient? Jealous? Whatever it is that wants to be transformed in your psych will be revealed as you parent. If you accept the challenge, parenting becomes a perpetual process of change and transformation- a dynamic experience of being broken open by love. - Elizabeth Lesser