I have chosen to join the "Rocking Mama Challenge." I have been following A Bushel and a Peck for a few months now. She has giving me strength, encouragement and resources that I had not realized I so desperately needed. We took her suggestion on taking sabbaticals. That has sent us out in one way and brought us home in another. I love her 50 points of Joy- but I have yet to sit down and write 5. When I read her post on the Rocking Mama Challenge I knew it was time to start listening to the little whispers that I keep ignoring. ( I believe the Holy Spirit whispers to me- and often times I am not listening.)
I actually wept when I read what the challenge was. I wept because I felt so strongly that this is something I really do not want to do. The day is spent disciplining "A" and when it's quiet, the last thing I want to do is sit and rock with him. He has taken up so much of my time already. Time away from my 4 others. Time away from my husband. Forget about a sabbatical- I'm too tired to do anything!
But what if... What if I take just 15 minutes a day for 28 days. What if it helps him to attach? What if it helps me to attach? What if he calms down? Then I would calm down. The entire family might calm down. Perhaps the earth would rotate just a bit slower...
Not much to lose, but so much to gain.
It's worth a try.