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OK. Back to the A-Ha moment.
The other day, the topic of discussion for the PeriGirls was to talk about an Epiphany or A-Ha moment you have had. It was so interesting to hear other women’s stories, told in their own words.
My Epiphany or A-Ha moment came a couple of days later, and that’s what I want to tell you about.
I was watching a movie with my husband. The scene took place in a news room. A pre- cell phone news room. There were phones ringing, and ringing, and ringing. Everywhere.
A thought crossed my mind about schools. The school system. The schools I went to back in the day.
School, the place itself, the place they MAKE children go to, are by their very nature, very loud, busy, crazy noisy and chaotic.
All that noise without stopping, did the same thing to me then that it does to me now. It gives me brain fog, and makes me want to hide. The difference is that back then, I had no recourse. There was no fix. I had no idea how to make it stop, nor did I even know that something needed fixed. It’s just the way it was.
Nowadays, there are some schools of thought that say we need to teach children in the way that they are wired. That we teach to their strengths. These children feel needed, nurtured, accepted and loved.
These children, are taught that they are amazing just the way they are. They are taught that different is not bad, it’s just different. The square peg does not have to fit in the round hole, nor should we make it try to.
Thirteen years of schooling, old school style, took up until my mid fifties to untangle.
I AM fearfully and wonderfully made. I no longer need to hide. I AM made in the very image of God. God does not make junk, nor does He make mistakes. He wired me how He wanted be to be wired. He knew my days before I had even one of them.
He knows you that way too – Ponder that for a while!