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Tough Love

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

It's so hard being Mom. Sometimes the truth hurts. Sometimes your children have to shed some tears and so do you in order for them to grow and be better. My daughter is going through some SERIOUS growing pains. She has been struggling ever since she stopped going to college. She decided to stop going to school to WORK! Well we all know that was not the right move. However, I did not kill her. I took a step back, prayed about it and gave her the time and space to learn these life lessons for herself. I have had to realize that I am hurting my child by holding her hand and catching her EVERY time she falls. God has let me know that I need to stay out of the way so that He can break her down and build her back up. It is only then that she will be refined and made into the woman she should be. Love is pure, tender and tough all at once. Being a parent is the hardest but the most rewarding opportunity on Earth. Lord give me the strength to be obedient and to always do what YOU would have me to do concerning my children. emoticon

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SLICKEM05 9/5/2012 2:26PM

    Mrs. Koffeenut, Thank you for your kind words! It's good to hear from someone that can relate. Yes, please do keep our family lifted up! (all smiles) emoticon

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KOFFEENUT 9/5/2012 12:15PM

    You are doing one of the hardest things a Mom is called to do! I've told my husband I have "teeth marks" on my tongue from all the "here's what you should be doing with your life" conversations I've wanted to deliver but haven't! Sometimes they need to pay life's tuition themselves - they can't learn what they need to know from the mistakes of other people. Will keep you in our prayers!

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