HOPE. It’s not just a fluffy ideal. Not just some feel good goal.
It’s real. It’s powerful. It’s necessary. In fact, that’s why I named my business after it - Hope Connections. It’s why I chose my website name. www.ToHaveHope.com. Hope matters.
I’m pretty sure when we all began this journey of parenting, we had HOPE. Hope that our kiddos would do alright. Hope that being part of a family would make things okay. Hope that we’d make a difference.
Enter in reality. Enter in some challenging behaviors.
You know the ones, right? The ones where we start to question if what we are doing iss even working. Questioning if it’s ever going to get better. Questioning if we are even the right parent for the job.
Trust me, I know how that feels.
When I began this journey 17 years ago, I was filled with HOPE. But it didn’t take long for that to change. My daughters came to me with a lot of hurt, a lot of fear. They had lost their primary attachment person, their biological mother. And it impacted them in ways I couldn’t even imagined.
I began to worry. Worry if I really could make a difference. Worry if it was always going to be like this. Worry about their future. Worry about my family…all of us. My girls, my biological children, my marriage, myself.
I started to lose HOPE.
But here’s the hard truth about hope…if we lose hope for our kiddos, they lose hope for themselves. And without hope, they’re sunk.
I know that can feel like a lot of pressure, but it’s the truth. Our kiddos need us to be their hope. They need us to have hope for them, because many of them have already lost the hope they have for themselves.
If we lose hope, it’s going to get worse. A lot worse.
So…you need to do what you can to hold onto hope.
What I really believe that every parent needs on this journey to be able to hold onto hope is SUPPORT. The kind of support where you’re surrounded by those who get it. The kind of support where someone can help you with new ways of doing things, ways that work. The kind of support where you can a plan for yourself, a plan for your family. The kind of support where you can get answers to all those questions.
The kind of support where you are surrounded by hope.
So I encourage you, wait, I urge you, to make sure you are in a place where you are getting that support so you can hold onto hope. For yourself. For your child. For your family. For your future.
If you're ready to get that kind of support, join me in my Intentional Parent Coaching Group today.
You'll be supported with all you need to hold onto hope...for yourself and for your child!