Thursday, August 28, 2008

I feel the love

Thank you my friends!

I appreciate your encouraging words, thank you for taking the time to comment.

Thanks to all who read and don't comment too, I understand that sometimes you just don't know what to say.


Rebecca said...

I'm here reading and sometimes not knowing what to say. I hear you though.

unschoolermom said...

Stephanie, thank you for sharing your comments! I honestly can relate. I think sometimes one of the reasons I love unschooling for my sons is because my own childhood was filled with a lot of workbook stuff. And that did work for me, but at the same time, I would not do that with my own sons. I think one of the reasons I do not agree with spanking is because my own childhood and teenage-hood (is that a word?) was very strict. I never remember being spanked, but it was very, very strict and, at times, very controlled. Any time I find myself slipping into that mode of thinking, I become so frustrated with myself. It honestly is a one day at a time thing. I'll definitely be praying!


Donna said...

I am just now catching up on your last few posts. YOU ARE LOVED STEPHANIE!!!! At least by me anyway : )

I too had a crappy childhood and it has definetely affected how I am rasing my girls. I have broken the cycle of abuse. My girls know bits and pieces of things that happened to me, and they know they are wrong and would never dream of doing the same to their children. In that, I am happy that an important lesson has been passed on.

I was hospitalized in my early twenties for depression. I was in for 40 days. I did a lot of healing there. while there was a stigma when I went in, I am glad I did. I was able to deal with a lot of stuff regarding my parents and how I was brought up. My dad died less than 10 years later and my mom within 15. I was able to forgive them before they died and we had a fairly decent relationship (as adults) near the end. while I was saddened not to have more time building a healthy relationship wih them, I was glad that I had peace before they went.

Forgiveness is hard, but it is really healing. I know my parents didn't know any better because they suffered abuse harder than mine. It was a cycle that for some reason I was able to stop.

Anyway, sorry I rambled, but please know others know where you are at, we can offer wisdom if you would like to hear it. And we want to help! Love you!