Thursday, April 30, 2015

Good mothering

Be brave and courageous and tell us your struggles. We will always listen to your courage. And we will love you through anything. Love does not always agree or affirm someone — but it is always sacrifices for someone.  

This is what good mothering, what good parenting does: We don’t say,  “Do whatever you want, just be you.” We say, “Become whatever is the best version of you — just be like Him.”  We will lay down and sacrifice and serve you with our lives — so that you can have the best kind of life. 

This is the expansive embrace of Christianity: There is always first no condemnation — followed always by a movement into transformation.

--Ann Voskamp, 4/30/15

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