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Topic: Luggage (08/15/05)
TITLE: Mother's Musings
By Cassandra D'Addio
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Say what? Where on earth did that come from?
My husband and I diligently try to protect our family time. We purposefully don’t over schedule activities; have a business we own and run at home to spend time with our family; are involved in their schooling and church activities- yet she still feels lugged around.
I just don’t get it. But then, I’m “the mom”- and all my memories of my own mother’s failings come flooding back. Her many mistakes and failures all washed over by the one indisputable fact that I was loved. Without question- although adolescence paid it’s call in our home, and was disruptive, the fact of my parent’s love bridged the gap.
And don’t I have something even greater to give my daughter: not just my worldly love, but an introduction to the One who created her and loves her with an everlasting love? My childhood home had no knowledge of Him; but this home does. And my daughter knows Him. She knows where to go, to Whom to talk when she is inevitably “misunderstood” by her mom. I am thankful that His love bridges my failings with a deep and wide road. I trust that He will guide my words and actions so that I not be a stumbling block in her relationship with Him.
In the meantime, I need to grab my luggage- we have an appointment!
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