I don’t think there is a pain greater for a Mom than the agony of being shunned by her own children. Recently, I saw a photo of one of my daughters on Instagram. She was very pregnant. I texted her with a stunned message; she did not respond. She had her baby a few months ago; a beautiful baby girl. I saw the photo on the Internet; my first and only grandchild. I thought I would never stop crying.
Deep breath. I’ve been tracking down some old friends. I found one of my favorite college roommates on Facebook. She offered me more solace than she will ever know. When I told Mary about my kids, she quipped, “Who are we to say we are a better parent than God is?” Her words knocked the breath right out of me.
The late great Eugene O’Neill said it very well. He penned, “Man is born broken. He lives by mending. The grace of God is glue.”
When I stand back and squint my eyes enough to really see the whole picture – or, at least as much as I am supposed to see, I see clearly we’ve always had exactly what we’ve needed every single day. It’s really true. It’s true for each one of us in His care. He has always been with me.
He never fails us. Ever. Even in our darkest, most human of moments.
noun, often attributive
break·through | \ ˈbrāk-ˌthrü \
- An act or instance of removing or surpassing an obstruction or restriction; the overcoming of a stalemate.
- Any significant or sudden advance, development, achievement, or increase, as in scientific knowledge or diplomacy, that removes a barrier to progress.
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