Especially those that read yesterday’s blog will enjoy this, I think:
“Behavior” issues are the least of the worries––that’s just dysfunctional output resulting from dysfunctional input. We’re focused on this instead: “You’re a good boy” and “We love you.” These two sentences are sometimes our sole defense in an onslaught of screams of hate and death and anger. But the screams unfailingly turn back to be hurled upon himself, for in those times it is himself he loathes.
It simply cannot be possible that I am lovable and good, can it?
Deeply believing such will take a miracle.
But you already know that.
The blessing for us (and this is the flip side of yesterday’s blog) is that we get to watch his miracle unfold before our eyes.
Thank you to all who wrote/commented/messaged/texted this week. It meant the world to us.
Dann and Tammy
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