Tuesday, July 16, 2013

a wounded heart in common


all a wounded heart can do to keep beating

is read Ann

"That maybe being the mama I want to be isn’t so much about being more, but trusting more – trusting more in the God of Hagar and Ruth and Hannah, the God who sees the angst, who nourishes the empty places, who hears the unspoken cries — and answers.

That godly parenting isn’t ultimately about rules — but having a relationship with an ultimate God and His children.
" - Ann

...as I read Ann, I see someone like me....wounded heart, loving her kids, and failing them often. No super mommas here. 

Whether it is thinking I am helping, and out of my own pain, hurting instead...or just being so broken that I act the opposite of what I would hope...  there is only one person I think I have found who gets it and still hopes, and still moves forward and still turns to God and still hugs her kids and hopes that the wounds can be tended...

the momma-inflicted wounds....

hurt people hurt people, even when they don't want to.

so, like so many on planet earth, we walk around with wounded hearts in common.

as I walked the hallway at work this morning, I thought, Lord, could we start it all over.   Could we act like just today I found out about you and accepted you...and just today I am starting a fresh life with you.  And just today grace is pouring down for the first time, all around and over my kids.

and I can start loving well

loving with grace

oh how I wish we could...

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