The Mother's Prayer
I pray not that your life is without trial, but that your challenges bring you wisdom.
I pray not that your life is without disappointment, but that you always have hope.
I pray not that you are popular, but that you are respected.
I pray not that you will be wealthy, but that you are fulfilled.
I pray not that you would seek vindication, but that you thirst for the truth.
I pray not that you are unencumbered, but that embracing your
responsibilities brings you peace.
I pray that others know you as I do - for they will then, surely, love you deeply.
I pray not that you know no suffering, but that your pain leads you to God...
Because I pray not for your comfort, but for your salvation.
Jenna Brooks is a Divorce Coach specializing in post-domestic violence and Maternal Alienation, and is the author of the critically acclaimed October Snow
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