Every few months or so, I’ll get a migraine headache that forces me to get in bed.
Last night, I crawl into my daughter’s bed, and she joins me. At 7:00 PM--two hours before her bedtime.
The little one finds her pajamas, brushes her teeth, and snuggles up on the other side of me.
For two hours, we stay there. I listen to exactly 35 diary entries that chronicle my daughter’s 3rd grade year. I listen to a debate about which glitter pen is actually better–red or blue. Then I listen to prayer requests straight from the heart of a child. I hear about best friends, arguments, crushes.
For two hours, I listen because it doesn’t feel good to talk or to move.
I need to get sick more often.
Journal: What can I change in my schedule so I have time to listen to family members?