Can We Just Love Each Other?
By Claudia Honeycutt
I’d imagine that most mothers feel the same way I do…. that your babies, well, they are your babies. Always. Matters not the age, or the stage …still your babies.
When they hurt, you hurt worse. When they have trouble, you’re the first one ready to come to their defense and are usually justified in your feelings. It is devastating to see them screw up. It’s a battle of personal defeat when you hear others talking about them, or even yacking about YOU as a parent.
If there’s anything in the world we could do to fix it…we would have done it right?
Tonight, my heart aches for parents who are giving it all they’ve got. It aches for kids who are doing the best they know how, based on what they have been taught. It aches for grandparents standing in the gap, starting over with families, or just picking up where their own kids left off. It aches for families that are having to start over, having no clue why…
I’ll say this, y’all, we are all in this thing together. We all need each other. We need encouragers, not discouragers. We need positive energy, not negative words. When people are having a hard time, I’ll assure you, they know that better than anyone. We don’t need to point it out to them, or to anyone else.
Do you think we could just love each other? Love each other’s kids? Love each other through the screw-ups, and the bad choices? Love each other through the victories and the celebrations?
My heart hurts for those that don’t have a circle of people to surround them in protective love and encouragement.
My mom and dad have both always said to me, “when you don’t know what to do, just do what you know.”
Here is what I know; Jesus loves me, this I know. For the Bible tells me so. Little ones to Him belong. We are weak, but He is strong.
It’s simple like that.
What else matters, really?
Let’s be better humans. Please???
“and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:30-31)
Claudia Bailey Honeycutt is a Christian business owner. Her passions are God and family. You can communicate with her through Facebook or visit her at Mountain Time on Main Street located in Burnsville and Linville, North Carolina. You can read more good Christian news here.