Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother's Day
2013

So today, on Mother’s Day, can you imagine getting really mad, maybe not for a terrific reason, and yelling at your kids and slamming a door and stomping around the house? You know, just hypothetically?

I talked with John and Kathy (of the John and Kathy Show) on Friday afternoon about being a mother, and I got to tell the story of that moment of door slamming. It was prompted when Kathy said she thought the most important thing mothers can say to their children is “I’m sorry.” (In that story, I owed Penny a big “I’m sorry.”) 

When she asked me the same question, I said that I think the most important thing to say is “I love you,” but not in the trite way it can sound. What I think I really mean is that our kids need to know we believe in them. Not that we believe they will accomplish great things or we believe they can win awards. But that we believe they are created in the image of God, and that in the midst of all the mistakes and bad choices and gifts and joys of their lives, they are in the process of becoming someone beautiful. 

To listen to the full interview, click here. And I have a Mother’s Day gift for you!

Happy Mother’s Day!

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Hi, I’m Amy Julia.

I write about faith, family, disability, and privilege.

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