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Topic: Mother (as in maternal parent) (04/24/08)
TITLE: My Brightest Color
By Ruthie Forgey
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It is many years later now but I still remember my crayons with favored fondness. However, it was not in the crayon box that I found my brightest color, but in my boy.
I am a single mom of a soon to be eleven year old and his life has splashed the canvas of my life with God made hues that I never found in my crayon box. On the day of his birth, the shades of new life dazzled me beyond belief. The tints of his smiles and the ensuing giggles offered me tones that could be felt rather than seen. Each “first” became a pigmentation of progress decorating the path of his maturity. The luminosity of his unconditional love bathed me in the brightness of his essence, spurring me to be the best mom I could be, the best woman I could be and the best human being I could be. His moods glossed my days with pleasant but sometimes sticky shellacs as I sought to provide him with all his needs and most of his wants. As he grows older, his palate continues to expand as He dabbles and mixes the colors of his own life. He has had some hard knocks along the way, learning early and painful lessons about life, love, loss and forgiveness. However, his spirit remains vibrant and in times of praying together, I can see that when he is aligned just right with God, similar to a prism, he is his most colorful as the light of God shines through him. What a glorious gift I have been given to witness the masterpiece God is painting in my son, for it has taught me that the colors in our lives are just introductory reflections of Him.
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