The day after Thanksgiving has collided with taking five minutes to write about one word with a community of others. Write with no editing, post it at Kate's Five Minute Friday, follow the link before yours leaving behind a word of encouragement. The word for today is GIVE. Ready? Set? Write!
There's something that happens when you become a mother. You are more or less forced to learn how to give give give to your family sacrificially. The thing is, however, that those little ones grasp your heart so tightly that it doesn't really feel sacrificial most of the time. It feels more like "I'd go to the moon and back for you because I love you so."
In the process, you lose who you are.
In the process, you keep giving because you truly do love your family with all your heart.
Then they grow up, come back home for visits, and expect the same giving giving giving. Their attitude collides with the process you've been traveling in recent years of finding out who the missing person of you really is.
And with tears you wonder how you failed so miserably in modeling to them the gift of giving and serving from the heart? To give and to serve because of love?