We start our dance with Mom by crying. Our lungs are assaulted by air, our eyes are blinded by light, the warmth of our mother's womb has been stripped away and we are exposed, naked, cold and held by unfamiliar hands.
The birth process is traumatic...for everyone ... baby, mom and dad.
Inside the womb, we hear our parents voices and experience light and shadow.
Outside of the womb, we continue our journey in relationships by learning how to bond.
It is crucial to learn the dance steps of our particular family.
Does Mom waltz or polka? Does she square dance or tango?
Will she graciously correct me or fume with anger when I mess up?
Loving, honoring and connecting are blessings from GOD that are realized in our lives as we consciously choose forgiveness and humility. I know, because I've been there. I've felt the sting of unforgiveness and the incredible freedom forgiveness brings.
How about you?
Is there someone who needs your forgiveness today? Maybe your mother?