Its been almost a year since I wrote this and I continue to find the words close to my heart.
“We’re only passers-by, and all you can do is love what you have in your life. A person has to fight the meanness that sometimes comes with you when you’re born, sometimes grows if you aren’t in lucky surroundings. It’s our challenge to fend it off, leave it behind us choking and gasping for breath in the mud.” Jane Hamilton, American novelist
With me, it was a difficult father and a mother who neutralized the hurt with enormous love for my two siblings and me. Dad got more fierce in those remarks I call zingers as the hurtful speech continued through his 85 years.
I think he couldn’t help it and at times didn’t gather how hurtful his remarks could be. He just never really garnered much self knowledge.
There are times we hurt those we love. I try my best by grace of God to keep those moments at bay. I…
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