Respect is honoring each other’s opinion sometimes agreeing to disagree. It’s hearing each other out even when we are in disagreement with the statements being made. It’s respecting that opinion, pondering it in your heart and if necessary revisiting the conversation later. It’s praying about it, thinking about it, considering the other persons opinion and hearing the hurt pain and disappointment and applying what you hear and learn from the hard conversations to grow and make changes in the relationship so that the feeling disrespect lessens throughout the relationship. Relationships are hard, parents always want the best even if we seem over barring in expressing that? We don’t always know what’s best, but we want too, we are always in protection mode no matter how old our adult children are. We want to love, nurture and see them win at everything they do. We hurt when they don’t sometimes we take it personal sometimes we don’t. Overall we love hard at every age and stage of our children’s lives. Let’s pay attention to each other let notice when we see hurt and disappointment let’s talk about it let’s learn to lessen it by acknowledging it addressing it and applying what we learn to Love each other unconditionally!
Thoughts from a mom!