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Friday, May 25, 2012

The Mother's Curse

Remember when your mother said, "I hope you have one just like you!"?  Usually she wasn't being complimentary when she said that either :)  And then, many years later, you realize it happened.  Your mother was right.  Your daughter (or son) is behaving just like you did when you were their age and somewhere your mother is gently smiling (or smirking) and thinking that justice has been served.

Before you curse that Mother's Curse,  think of the blessing it really is.  Who can better understand what your child is going through than you?  Who can help her better than you?  You are the perfect mother for this child.  You can empathize with her struggles but you also know what she needs to overcome her difficulties.  You have the gift of hindsight.  She can learn from your experiences. 

I say we change the term from Mother's Curse to Mother's Blessing from now on!

2 comments:

  1. Shaun would definitely approve of your choice of picture!

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  2. Somehow, I thought as much :)

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