Afternoons with Sonny

The Best Present Is Presence

By October 18, 2022 No Comments
Some of us get so busy in life, we may miss the big picture with our children. There’s a social media post from a trauma counselor who shared what some of her youngest patients said to her,
-A 6-year old said “If I ran away my parents wouldn’t know, they don’t come and say goodnight anymore.”
-A 9-year old said “My mom is too busy, she says… but she can text her friends all day. Why not tell me the truth? She’s just avoiding me.”
After I read these, I looked down at my phone and realized that I haven’t texted my daughter in a while. It doesn’t matter that she’s 26, those nightly check-ins begin again tonight…