The Way We Grow
As I think about the house where my babies have grown into big kids, tweens and teens I realize they're not the only ones that have been growing.
We’ve been doing Saturday Dinner and a Movie for four years now. The boys sometimes ask me if they can go hang out with friends at the mall or do movie nights somewhere else. But they almost always ask me what movie I’m making food for every Saturday, regardless of their plans.
I've been learning about meditation and this semi-Buddhist principal called mindfulness. At its root, is the idea of being present in a given moment with loving compassion for oneself and others. I feel like I fail at it hourly, but for a golden moment I hear that compassion I seek in my children's awareness of another child's struggles.