Short and Sweet:
Tips for living the abundant life
‘Mothers are Human Too, says Latest Research’Thanks, Mom, for always being there for me when I’ve needed you. As I think about Mother’s Day, I remember times as a teenager when I felt confused and discouraged about life, and you were there to listen. It is only years later that I realize what a tremendous gift that was to me. There were times as a teenager when I felt embarrassed even to have parents. I remember how uneasy I felt walking with you and Dad at the shopping mall, in case any of my high school acquaintances would see me. As a teenager I was so much into proving how independent I was, that I failed to appreciate that one’s family is an irreplaceable gift. Thank you, Mom, for being so patient and forgiving with my teenage growing pains. I really had very little idea how much you were sacrificing in order to give my sisters and me a loving and secure home. I really did not see you as a person with your own dreams, fears, and hopes.
It is only years later that I have come to see how much impact children can have on one’s dreams, fears, and hopes. I will always remember meeting with a young couple who were expecting their first child. This couple were avid skiers every weekend up at Whistler. They said to me:
"We are thrilled about having a baby, but it’s not going to change anything." I thought to myself: "Children don’t change anything....they change everything!"
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St. Simon's Anglican Church
North Vancouver, B.C.