Real Fears

 "So when my dad dies, will your husband be my only dad?"....

Children from hard places often express their fears in the strangest ways. This question was birthed from a very real fear of abandonment. I'm not currently married, and his dad is about to remarry. A lot of transitions taking place = a lot going on in his mind.

We can't always protect our kiddos from the thoughts in their mind; however, we can & should pause, listen, and read behind the lines to get the real meaning. Then do our best to calm the fears and slow the anxiety of racing thoughts. This question created ground for reminding my son that he is loved, safe, and will always have family. Our children's fears are real. Let's remind them that our love for them is real too. 🖤