Thursday, March 18, 2010

Jaedon Teaches

I started this week with a wonderful realization: my son Jaedon was sent to me so that can take what I learn and offer it to others.  Jaedon's name means God has heard and I think I finally got it.  Jaedon is God's gift to me and I get to offer him and all he teaches to others.  This isn't a new thought for me, but I settled into it in new ways this week.

Lessons in Progress...
What is Jaedon teaching?

  1. Be Loving and Accepting.  He doesn't need people to be a particular way to accept them.  He just does.  It seems to me that the more we show him loving acceptance, the more of his love we get to see.   Maybe showing loving acceptance is for us then?
  2. Be yourself.  Jaedon just does Jaedon.  He doesn't try to be anyone else and he is happiest when we aren't trying to make him into someone else
  3. Be Happy.  Jaedon is primarily a happy boy.  He doesn't worry too much about what others think!
  4. Be a mirror.  Jaedon allows us to see ourselves, our reactions, our discomforts, our fears, without judging them.  He doesn't protect us from our discomfort.  He let's us choose our feelings and gives us the opportunity to reflect on it as being about us.  It's not about him!
There are many more lessons, more than I can type right now.

Today, we went to Toys 'R Us.  Jay and I walked hand in hand.  He dragged me around much of the store.  We hugged and talked.  I thought 'The typical 11 year old would  not be allowing his mother to hug and hold hands with him in the store!  I still get to do this with mine!" And because of the many lessons Jaedon has been teaching me, I was totally in the moment, enjoying every second!  

Who is your Jaedon and I wonder what  he has to teach you?

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