I always thought that was one of the most beautiful phrases in the English language. It takes so much practice to do this in the moment when emotions are running high or the situation is upsetting. But it is so worthy of practice.
Raging toddler, I will calm you with my love.
Melty preschooler, I will calm you with my love.
Upset school aged child, I will calm you with my love.
Anxious and sad teenager, I will calm you with my love.
Part of our practice as parents can be to step back, to step outside of ourselves, and to think how do we calm with our love.
What words would that be?
What gestures would we use to show this?
Who calms us with their love so we can carry on?
Blessings and love,