Monday, February 15, 2010

visual aid

I am a big visual person. I love to see things, vision things and even imagine things. Especially when I am going through things in life that can often be difficult, disappointing and even right out heartbreaking.

Hunter had a pretty rough day yesterday with his dad. He and his dad are very strong-willed personalities. I often laugh and tell his dad to call Hunter "Jr." because they are very much the same in sports and their attitude.

After such a long day yesterday, I had Hunter take a nap. When he woke up and was rested we say sat down and just talked about things. Things that are on his mind, things he may be feeling but can't quiet put into words etc.

It was a great talk. I love talking with him.

I often try to help him see "big pictures" instead of focusing on the small stuff in the heat of the moment.

Last night as we were laying in bed, I was looking through my bible and he asked me what I was reading. I told him the verse I just read that very moment, along with a couple of others I thought he could use to hear.

As I finished my bible, I got up and went into the bathroom to shower. As I am walking he ask "mom, am I going through a hard time?"

I wanted to just squeeze him and kiss him, but I didn't think he would appreciate that in this moment of questioning.

I simply held back my smile and said "no honey, you aren't going through a hard time, you are going through changes." Then I gave him examples of what could be considered 'hard times' vs just some uneasy and even difficult changes in life.

He was please with the response and I got in the shower and we both went to bed.

I found these a few weeks ago. I have been meaning to order one for Hunter but haven't gotten to it as of yet.

I thought about sharing it with you.

I love to help my kids think about Jesus being in their every day lives. In the big things and in the small things. To also think to themselves in situations "what would Jesus do?" and when in moments of feeling nervous to vision Jesus standing right behind or beside them helping them with all they do.

Check out these things I found. You can get one for girls and for boys. I love it.

Here is the website to find more of these visual aids.

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