Our extraordinary therapist gave me an assignment.
She asked if I would accept the challenge of giving Bee 15 minutes of uninterrupted time in the rocking chair.
As my kids would say, “Not gonna lie,” that is a tough request for me.
Fifteen minutes of focusing on one child in the midst of a sea of children.
Fifteen minutes of calm and quiet in the midst of a busy day.
Fifteen minutes of sitting when I can’t read, make a quick phone call, or check my email?
I’ve been rocking Bee when I feel I have time, or with a book in my hand, or with other kids talking to me. That’s my life!
But Bee had years and years of having no one to hold her, to cherish her, and call her their own.
She needs a bit of mommy-time all to herself. Deborah even encouraged me to seek her out, call for her and find her when it is time to rock.
Don’t we all want that? We want to be so loved that somebody comes looking for us to take us in their arms and hold us close.
Bee may be eleven years old, but her heart has been wounded by not having a family. She needs lots of love, holding, and heart-to-heart time.
My tired mommy-heart needs to give it to her.
We’ve had a sweet time in the rocking chair the past two days and I am determined to find a quiet moment today.
I’m going to throw myself into this challenge believing the rewards are going to be so sweet, and my daughter’s heart is going to be so filled, that I will look back and say, “That was one of the best investments I’ve ever made.”
Are you with me? Do you have a child who needs to be rocked fifteen minutes a day? Join me in the challenge.
Let’s open our hearts wide and see what God will do.