An Oprah "Full Circle Moment" took place in our home today.
My two older boys have a tumultuous relationship & have a difficult time finding common ground with each other. Some of the tension they face in their relationship is due to sibling jealousy. My younger boy easily expresses his emotions of joy, compassion, upsets etc. My older boy has a difficult time expressing himself freely, he has to work hard for everything in life...writing is difficult...reading is difficult...drawing is difficult...emotions are difficult. He watches his younger brother read with ease, write without straining, draw & color beautifully, express himself freely~ and he thinks to himself ~ why is it so easy for him & so hard for me??? Often times great offenses occur due to this "Cain & Able" pairing in our home. Feelings are bruised & hearts get torn & stained with hurtful words. One just wants to be loved & accepted by his older brother, the other wishes so badly that life were as easy for him as the other makes it appear to be. How do you take two completely different human beings & make them see eye to eye? If you are reading this & have answers please share. This is the kind of stuff that can break families down. I pray all the time that the separation between them won't grow to be too great. I believe in love. I believe that love can heal their scarred hearts... A car door slams and a broken heart comes in the house. The anticipation of going to be your big brothers cheerleader on his big day are all but crushed with harsh words & ill tempered hands. Crying in his room, this is what he shared...
|"my brother is mean to me and I cry over it and I go to my bedroom"|
PS. Thank-you Father for forgiveness.