(20) And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
Yesterday Ivy hurt her hand while trying to get a toy out of her closet. I'm not sure if you know this but apparently 2 year olds don't have massive amounts of coordination and tend to get hurt very easily. The tears immediately started, I bent down and kissed her hand and told her it would be all right. I stood up, but her tears continued. The question was, do I listen to the ever so small voice in my head saying "If you coddle her she'll just learn how to cry for attention," or to listen to the overwhelming Mommy instinct to pick her up and just hold her.
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