Thursday, September 3, 2009

~the pain~

The hardest part about being a parent is seeing your kids hurt from disappointment. The pain comes in all forms...friends, grades, sports, auditions, poor choices, etc... As a parent, you can feel their pain. And man, it hurts! It is even worse to see them try to cope with the feelings and emotions.

Life is full of disappointments and let downs. How does a parent ease the pain for a child? As much as I hurt for my children and wish I could take away their pain. I can only imagine what the Savior felt and endured.

The roller coaster of life has so many ups and downs, highs and lows. Its all about weathering the storms.

As I tried to console a child tonight; we talked about the positives, how we each have different paths, how this can be used positively and then I saw them. The big crocodile tears slowly rolling down the cheeks. There it was..."the pain."

I wanted to shield my child, protect them and take away all of the gut wrenching pain.

As I watch and help with the healing process, I know my child will come out stronger, smarter and blessed for enduring this trial. Time and tender mercies will help heal the wounds.

As I reflect on the events of this day, I can't help but think of the Savior and all he endured for each of us. The pain he felt on our behalf and his ultimate sacrifice.

The tears will dry, the pain will soften and eventually disappear. Until then; the tissues are close by, prayers are being said and the healing process is beginning.


Chris and Kristy said...

I have wondered a lot about this over the past few months. As we watched our sweet friend Becca go through such pain and hardship, our hearts were very heavy. It has given us a glimpse of what Heavenly Father and our Saviour feel when they see us in pain. You just want to take it all away, But, growth can come through pain. As I look at my sweet little miracle, I want to shield him from future pain and hardship. You are so amazing to me. God gives us those words to say, the actions to do, and the tender mercies that only He can grant. I too have drawn closer to my Saviour through these past months as we've watched someone we love dearly go through so much pain. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about real life!

Anna said...

That is so tough. For me it helps to think of how each of us has to learn how to cope with pain and disappointment - we come out stronger, wiser, better able to cope in future, and more compassionate. That said, it still stinks to watch your child go through it.