Go(o)d news! My daughter, Chloe, is speaking to me again!
I can't imagine what it would be like if I had never been able to talk to her again... I love her.!
Last night, she left me a message that she didn't want to talk to me anymore.
I called her one last time at her dad's house, and she picked up.
Here's what the conversation was:
"Chloe, this is Mom."
"Are you okay talking to me?"
"I'm so sorry I was a crappy listener. I totally sucked. I just want you to know that I treasure and want to hear about your feelings, and..."
"Mom, it's okay. . . I was really mad."
"Honey. I am learning how to be a good listener, and I WAS NOT A GOOD listener to you tonight. I'm sorry. Will you forgive me?"
"Yes, Mom. I love you. You get it. I forgive you."
"Thanks, honey. I love you to the moon & back."
"Love you moon & back!"
Forgiveness is grace. How beautiful to teach our children this gift.
LoVe You lOtS,