Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

Loving a child with relational trauma can be tough. It’s hard to keep giving when your child fears being parented. It takes courage to show that you want a relationship with your child when they are so emotionally defended against it.

Courage is feeling the fear and doing it anyway. Loving deeply is turning up and keeping on giving, even when the rewards are small. You don’t have to be perfect; you just need to hold the hope that one day your child will let the love in. That one day your love will be their strength.

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