Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Advent Thought #18, December 17

Thinking about my mom this Christmas . . .

I heard a talk show host today interviewing an author of a book entitled I Love My Mother, But . . .

It seems to me that whenever you put "but" after a statement, there's a real negation going on, especially when the first statement is about love. 

Let's not at Christmas time put a but after the love we profess for family.  What is the point?  And what would follow the "but?"  But she has faults?  But I can't get along with her?  But she criticizes me? 

But she made sacrifices for me growing up? But she held it together when many today wouldn't? But she supported me through crazy stunts I tried? 


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