We were asked at a seminar one time what we thought we were most passionate about. Of course, we had our immediate, cut and dry answers, but the challenge that followed is what intrigued us. The assignment was to go home and ask our children what they thought Mommy and Daddy were most passionate about. Hmm, now that’s taking it to a whole new level – children always tell the truth; how they see it anyways.
We weren’t surprised – their answers didn’t match ours,
But their answers took us completely off guard!
They revealed blind spots – areas we didn’t realize had captured our hearts and possibly our passion. It was painful to hear, but oh so helpful!
Since then, we listen to what our actions are saying to the little ears around us. Our children are grown, but we have four young grandchildren. Bristol, (almost 3) was over today, and I told her about Nana’s Special Chimes…
(You see, Tom bought me Corinthian Bells for our anniversary last year, and each time I hear them chime in the wind I think of Tom’s love for me.)
What a joy it was to have a nice spring day with a gentle breeze blowing softly on my chimes.
“Do you hear Nana’s chimes, Bristol? Every time they ring they’re saying, ‘Papa loves Nana’.”
Her face lit up as she listened. What do you have around your house that assures your children that Daddy and Mommy are passionate about each other? Not sure? Then, just ask – you might be surprised at what they say!