This month’s issue of Proverbs 31 Magazine features me and my family. I loved it! Especially the pictures on the inside of my beautiful grandbabies. The article featured my book, The Mom I Want to Be: Rising Above Your Past to Give Your Kids a Great Future. It shares what God can do in spite of brokenness, and how to give our children something greater.
But every time this story is shared, I want to share the “rest of the story”. You see, the rest of the story is that my mom is one of my best friends today.
I love her smile. I love the fact that she’s one of my biggest cheerleaders. I love that I can see how God healed her, and how she is a mentor to a young girl at Street School in Tulsa, or how she lights up when she knows that I’m coming to hang out, or how she’s honest about her feelings, not holding back on what makes her happy or sad.
I wrote the Mom I Want to Be, not to show what dysfunction looks like, but what healing can be. What if offers you and me, and the next generation. It’s practical. It’s healing.
But the mom I have now is also a glimpse of what God can do, as is our relationship.
So today I just want to take a moment and let a special person, a woman of courage and who lights up my world, know how much she is loved by her daughter.
Love you, mom.