Friday, June 27, 2008

Healing

Posted by Tracy Wainwright at 9:33 PM 1 comments
We all have some kind of issue that affects the way we parent. These issues range from the repercussions of our parents' divorce, our own divorce, a history of physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse, surviving a traumatic event such as a car crash or house fire, or dealing with a chronic illness. They include losses of parents, siblings, close friends, spouses, and children. These events impact our lives and effect who we are. In addition to, and in order to be a healthier parent, we need to acknowledge the impact these events have had on us and make sure we have or consciously choose to go through the healing process.

In Kim Gaines Eckert's book STRONGER THAN YOU THINK, she talks about making sure that we recognize that we are made whole in Christ. "Wholeness is a gift from God to be received, yet we can be activley involved in the working out of that gift." (p. 23) Yet when we are hurt through relationships, circumstances, or traumatic events, we often get lost in that pain. In order to heal, it's essential to name and grieve our losses, acknowledge how our decision-making and relationship patterns play a part in keeping the pain fresh, choose to forgive, and choose to heal by putting our hope in Christ alone.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Back Again

Posted by Tracy Wainwright at 6:25 AM 0 comments
Wow! It's really been almost a month since I last posted. The last month has consisted of throwing my husband a surprise birthday party, going out of town two weekends in a row and being slammed at work. Not to mention getting diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and getting used to a new routine of taking insulin 5-7 times a day.Now, I'm back on track I think. Life is getting a little back to normal.

I haven't been doing a ton of writing (on the book), but I have been engulfing myself in research. I have come across some great writers and resources and will start to post quotes and recommended books.

I also want to know, do you have a beyond-mommy issue that you're dealing with? My journey with diabetes has had an impact on how I feel physically and emotionally and has at times affected my parenting. Let me know what issue (chronic illness, past trauma, past loss, recent loss, recent trauma) you're dealing with that effects who you are as a person and a mom. - Remember, posts can now be made anonymously.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Healing

We all have some kind of issue that affects the way we parent. These issues range from the repercussions of our parents' divorce, our own divorce, a history of physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse, surviving a traumatic event such as a car crash or house fire, or dealing with a chronic illness. They include losses of parents, siblings, close friends, spouses, and children. These events impact our lives and effect who we are. In addition to, and in order to be a healthier parent, we need to acknowledge the impact these events have had on us and make sure we have or consciously choose to go through the healing process.

In Kim Gaines Eckert's book STRONGER THAN YOU THINK, she talks about making sure that we recognize that we are made whole in Christ. "Wholeness is a gift from God to be received, yet we can be activley involved in the working out of that gift." (p. 23) Yet when we are hurt through relationships, circumstances, or traumatic events, we often get lost in that pain. In order to heal, it's essential to name and grieve our losses, acknowledge how our decision-making and relationship patterns play a part in keeping the pain fresh, choose to forgive, and choose to heal by putting our hope in Christ alone.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Back Again

Wow! It's really been almost a month since I last posted. The last month has consisted of throwing my husband a surprise birthday party, going out of town two weekends in a row and being slammed at work. Not to mention getting diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and getting used to a new routine of taking insulin 5-7 times a day.Now, I'm back on track I think. Life is getting a little back to normal.

I haven't been doing a ton of writing (on the book), but I have been engulfing myself in research. I have come across some great writers and resources and will start to post quotes and recommended books.

I also want to know, do you have a beyond-mommy issue that you're dealing with? My journey with diabetes has had an impact on how I feel physically and emotionally and has at times affected my parenting. Let me know what issue (chronic illness, past trauma, past loss, recent loss, recent trauma) you're dealing with that effects who you are as a person and a mom. - Remember, posts can now be made anonymously.
 

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