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Topic: Hear (07/08/10)
TITLE: A Soft Place to Fall
By Barbara Mahler
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where they can slide down safely and swing and jump into a soft place to fall?
We want so much to spare them cuts and scrapes, bumps and bruises – each and every one that we are willing to spend millions of dollars - our own as well as others to see that this is done.
But then these same children whom we wanted to spare pain grow up - and we forget all about providing them with a soft place to fall.
Why do we stop? Why don’t we know better?
Though it has another meaning – a very different requirement. Our children still need no matter how old - a soft place to fall.
Taking the time to listen – reminding them that we care, and reassurance always of an understanding heart all help to provide the children we love though gone from our side with a soft place to fall.
Statistics in rapidly advancing numbers - drugs, sex and alcohol abuse and suicide as well all show us that we deal with the problems – after the fact.
Why don’t we hear the cries of those we love and once protected so completely before they become a statistic?
“If only I had a soft place to fall.”
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