Embracing our powerlessness is the most empowering experience we will ever have.
The gift of sharing
Another gift of Listening Partnerships is the ability to find support when we need it most. Just when we are in the hospital with our child again, confronted with another situation we did not expect, confronted with needing to make decisions and needing to advocate for our child. Feeling the burden of these decisions and the responsibility and our helplessness and fear. What if I make a mistake, how could I possibly know what to do? Being able to step away for even just a few minutes and find an understanding, compassionate listener over the phone can become the key to regaining our strength, to processing the overwhelming feelings and to gaining confidence in our own competence as a parent. Nobody knows our child as well as we do - nobody. Nobody understands as well what they need and what is best for them. Regaining a bit of that inner center by allowing ourselves to feel the deep powerlessness and insecurity with an accepting and caring listener who believes in our ability to find our own solution is a wonderful gift. This gift is also helpful to our child and the medical professionals who will interact with a parent who can be a strong partner in the treatment process. Hand in Hand offers a global community of parents who support each other with the power of just listening and trusting that we can find our very own solutions.
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