I Needed That a Long Time Ago

As I hang up the phone with my sweet mom this morning, she says I love you to sweetheart, in the softest sweetest voice I will ever hear.  I think about how as a child growing up, I needed that so badly.  But we were both very different people back then.  My Dad was a very generous hard working man.   He was also an alcoholic. Mom spent most of her time keeping him happy, if dad wasn’t happy, no one was happy.

This leads me to think about my own life. I’m sure there have been many times since I had my last drink of alcohol, that Cole has enjoyed a hug or a kind word from me. Has he also thought, I needed that so badly when I was younger? Probably, I intend to ask him. We talk a lot lately.

Life is hard. Unfortunately we make wrong choices along the way. I heard Oprah say one time “When we knew better, we did better.” Not a dig on Oprah, but God said it in the bible way before her.

1 Corinthians 13:11 NLT
When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things.

I took longer to grow up than some. I’m so grateful for Gods grace in my life, his grace truly is sufficient for me, my mom, my dad…..you too

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