I see all the building blocks of the amazing man he will become if I can just nurture and embrace his sensitive spirit and not break it.
It’s hard, mamas. If you have an emotional, sensitive or “clingy” boy; you are not alone. I know it can take every ounce of you most days…to acknowledge, to reaffirm, to embrace, to encourage, to love unconditionally.
When his big emotions are taking over, take a step back and remember that you are the calm in his storm.
When he trusts you enough to tell you all the things that made his day overwhelming, whether they be big or small, take a deep breath and model empathy and concern for his feelings.
When he climbs up in your lap and begs you, “Hold me, Mama. I’m having a hard day” Think of what a gift it is, that you are his safe place. You are the one he knows he can cast all his cares on.
They’ll outgrow our laps, but they’ll always have our hearts and we’ll always have theirs.