Wednesday, February 13, 2008

A l'Hôpital and Methodologie

My sister's back in the hospital, since Monday, in fact. Please continue to pray for her to return to normal (a better normal, actually, having learned from this experience). I don't know what's going on anymore, but I remain to have faith in God's control over this situation. I continue to wait for His perfect time.
Since I don't want to talk about illness, I'll just share links to articles. I subscribe to the Natural Child Project newsletter and it's big help in maintaining my conviction about attachment parenting. The pressure to deviate is something fierce. Sometimes I'm not even sure if the source of the pressure is external. Oh well, I do know that it's really me occasionally, my own upbringing and what I've been exposed to all these years. That's harder to deal with. You can always thumb your nose at other people's meddling or prejudices, but retraining your thoughts is something else entirely. Doubts creep in. When they do, I quickly go to Gentle Christian Mothers or the Natural Child Project websites (I've included them in my Favorites; links in the margin) and browse through articles. The following are the ones I like to read:
Confessions of a Proud Mom
Getting Attached
The Nature of Dependency
Gentle Mothering - God's Design


maf said...

we are earnestly praying for chipi.
we feel for you coz we really miss havin her around but we know that God is in control of everything.
He'll give her the victory in His time!

spinninglovelydays said...

thanks, maf. :)

lab said...

We are off to visit her tomorrow.. missing her immensely but we are trusting God with everything.

Will continue to pray..

spinninglovelydays said...

thanks, lalab. she definitely needs cheering up. my mom too. :)