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!

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.


  1. Jess, this is a great question. It gives me all kinds of ideas for more stories I should write for my memoir. My two kids have taught me more than many adults have and it never occured to me (until I read your post) that I should put those stories into words. Thank you for this great inspiration! I can hardly wait to get started.

    Thanks, too, for your comment on my blog. I look forward to hearing from you about your amazing accomplishment!


    1. God bless you Linda! You are such an inspiration with your dedication to family memoirs. Hope we can connect through email or even phone!