My God Given Role


Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

Lao Tzu

My God Given Role

I’m throwing it back to the time I took a picture of myself with my favorite plant. Doesn’t everyone take pictures with their plants ?! It got me thinking about what God put me here on Earth to do... and that’s the role of mother. 

I’ve been mothering children since the age of two, starting with my baby dolls, then my siblings, then other people’s children, leading up to my own children, my mother, and of course my plants too. 

As my mother laid on her deathbed I not only touched her tenderly as a daughter but as the mother she always wanted. My mother spoke to me at great lengths in her life of how that Love was missing.  So, during her time of most need through this past decade really I tried my best to give her that. I washed her lovingly once a week, tended to her medical needs, and listened to her fears of dying. 

I’ve tried so hard to save her and lessen her suffering.  In the end, I knew I had no control over when her body would give out. 

What’s brings me peace now is knowing she’s at peace...not suffering anymore.

For it is in giving that we receive.
— Francis of Assisi
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