Thanks to everyone who commented and sent me messages concerning our stillborn son Marc!!!!
That’s one of the many reasons I have learned to appreciate the many friends I have made through the Internet! We need each other. Husbands are wonderful and I do believe that when we marry we become one, but we also need the input and friendship of women in our lives!!
I’ve posted several times about the wonderful resources from Focus on the Family. I don’t even want to think about what my life might have been like without their daily broadcasts and their resources.
One of the articles in the December 2011 issue of the Thriving Family magazine, from Focus on the Family, is so powerful, that I consider it life changing. I cried and cried at the end of the one-page article. It is written by Dr. Juli Slattery and starts with this simple statement:
“Imagine that someone handed you a blank journal and a pen. Your assignment: write the script for your child’s life.”
She goes on to write,” What if you were told that everything you wrote in the journal would come to fulfillment? You could choose the perfect career, lifestyle and spouse for your child. You could even determine exactly when and how your child’s life would end. What would you write?”
It is such a sobering thought. As my children have now all entered the teenage years and above, I see some of them making some choices I probably would not have made for them. I understand, or I’m trying to understand, the letting go process. It’s an interesting time in my life.
Dr. Slattery continues asking some interesting questions in the article. She compares modern day moms with Mary, the mother of Jesus, and raises some very thought provoking issues. Like this paragraph:
” Mary’s story challenges me to ask myself, what crosses do I keep my children from bearing? Out of the depths of my love, what aspects of God’s plan to I fight to protect my sons from? What pain, difficult choices and persecution do I train them to avoid?”
Out of our love for our children, are we hindering or altering the path that God would have them travel?
I don’t want to give away the end of the article. If you live near me, I will gladly share my magazine with you! But I strongly encourage you to subscribe to Thriving Family! It’s wonderful!
I receive no compensation I am not part of Focus on the Family the ministry has been such a huge blessing in my life, I just want to pass the information on to you!!!
You can find out more about Focus on the Family here