Whether your mother is loving or distant, caring or critical, this is a place to stop and reflect about the challenge of that maternal bond.
All daughters and mothers are welcome!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Improve Your Connection!

It's simple really.
Want to improve your connection with your mother or daughter?
Just spend some quality time with them.

Make some happy memories.
Purpose to do something that brings them joy!
What do they like to do?
Go to the movies?  Go to a park?  Make crafts?
Don't fret over mishaps or challenging logistics...learn to laugh at yourself and
the joy will grow.

Here are some Moms and Daughters at a recent "GIRL TALK" event at my church.  I'm tickled that our Ladies' Ministry leaders are serious about promoting mother/daughter time.  It is soooooo important!!!

So, what can you do today to grow your relationship with your loved one?
How about next week?
Over the holidays?

I'm praying that you will be creative, keep it simple and have some fun.
GOD bless you!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Learning Downline

When was the last time you took some time just to reflect?
I mean, when did you stop a minute and assess what you've learned over the years?
If it's been a while, I encourage you to treat yourself to a block of time (maybe just 10 minutes) to think about the lessons you've learned in life.

This is at the forefront of my thinking because I've been asked to speak to a group of mothers tomorrow who are coming to an event with their young daughters.  While sorting through my "hard earned" parenting advice, it dawned on me  maybe I should share some of the lessons my daughter taught me!

I raised her the best I could, praying that she would survive my imperfections.  We had our struggles because we are both strong-willed, yet she grew in grace in response to God's Love. As she blossomed into a young woman, I realized she had qualities I admire.  Most importantly, she modeled meekness, and an ability to be other-focused with out feeling taken advantage of.  Whereas I would naturally want her to strive for the best, she was more mindful of others, allowing them to have the best.  This was a frustration at times, even as I witnessed her peace.  Though she is still better at putting people first, I am learning from her example!

What lessons have you learned from the lives of your children? Please leave a comment...
I'd love to hear from you.