Three knuckleheads have left me an empty nest in which to ponder what the mom thing has done to me meant over the past twenty-four years. Thatsalata pondering for one person, which is why I created this space.
So, what does Jesus say about parenting? Probably what Paul says about love:
"Never gives up.
Cares more for others than self.
Doesn’t fly off the handle.
Trusts God always.
Always looks for the best.
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end." 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7 (MSG)
Sure we know how to love as a mom, but what about the "never gives up, doesn't fly off the handle, trusts God always" disclaimers? Do you think the fine print says we can add ish
to these sentiments when things are really tough--days when the best we can offer is steadfastish
Well, all I can say is some days close enough is mothering gold for me. I love wide, long, high, and deep...but sometimes loud, cranky, and emotionally wonky as well. How about you?
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