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Consider what you might tell a woman who is getting ready to have her first baby. Reflections of Motherhood
…act, react, even just to be in life. Ask yourself, “Is this the person I want my child to be when he grows up?” If not, take the time to figure […]
“When I was a child…” are the words spoken by every generation at one time or another. Of course, what we say to finish that statement is very different depending on your age and which generation you were brought up in. What you think is proper or necessary, may not be the same as someone much younger or older than you.
…how young or old our children are. Sometimes it’s just a quick, funny smile, or a small gesture they make, that sparks that overwhelming feeling of total love.”–Shari Cohen
A mother’s love is like a circle…
When a child comes into your life, whether by blood, blending, or otherwise, you have feelings of commitment, concerns, and, of course, love. You watch them grow, stumble, and succeed as they move forward in life. As the days roll on, you start to wonder who they will become and what they will bring to the world at large. At times, you probably wonder if you are doing a good job in your parenting role, or if the time has come when you need to make some adjustments. Sure, the journey will have its ups and downs, but the challenges and offerings they give to you cannot be found in any other source. They are your unique gift.
Once that child becomes an adult, they might decide the time has come to repeat the whole process. This is when you receive the ultimate gift from them—a new grandchild.
…let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your […]
When parents can’t make being together work, changes are inevitable. The family unit has to change. After time goes by, you may end up adding a new partner to the mix, which is another change. When adding someone new there are standards to apply. One rule: new partners should be single, not separated or living with another mate, but single, divorced, or widowed.