I am posting this poem because it is so beautiful, and uplifting.

But also, for all those caring for a child who has been impacted by trauma and/or abuse, it’s important to take time to care for yourself–and to allow yourself to be cared for. Finding an inspiration (poetry, friends, spirituality, etc) or an outlet to express yourself not only allows you a chance to rest and release, but also sets a powerful example for healing for the child that is learning from you. Taking a moment for yourself teaches a child how to connect to their own inner sources of strength.

In taking a moment for yourself, you are taking a moment of peace, reclaiming your life, and your happiness despite the challenges. You are saying “I am worth it” and to the young eyes that are watching, they will feel the healing, and begin to believe in themselves from your example.

Angels Be With You ()-:)

I dreamed I had an interview with God.

So you would like to interview me?? God asked.

If you have the time? I said.

God smiled. My time is eternity.
What questions do you have in mind for me?

What surprises you most about humankind??

God answered…
That they get bored with childhood,
they rush to grow up, and then
long to be children again.

That they lose their health to make money…
and then lose their money to restore their health.

That by thinking anxiously about the future,
they forget the present,
such that they live in neither
the present nor the future.

“That they live as if they will never die,
and die as though they had never lived.”

God’s hand took mine
and we were silent for a while.

And then I asked…
As a parent, what are some of life’s lessons
you want your children to learn??

“To learn they cannot make anyone
love them. All they can do
is let themselves be loved.

To learn that it is not good
to compare themselves to others.

To learn to forgive
by practicing forgiveness.

To learn that it only takes a few seconds
to open profound wounds in those they love,
and it can take many years to heal them.

To learn that a rich person
is not one who has the most,
but is one who needs the least.

To learn that there are people
who love them dearly,
but simply have not yet learned
how to express or show their feelings.

To learn that two people can
look at the same thing
and see it differently.

To learn that it is not enough that they forgive one another, but they must also forgive themselves.”

Thank you for your time, I said humbly.
Is there anything else
you would like your children to know?

God smiled and said,
“Just know that I am here… always.”

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