Tragedy may be blessing in disguise
Published: Thursday, April 10th, 2014
Sometimes blessings come in the most surprising places.
Raised in a family with two daughters and no sons, I grew up imagining myself as the mother of daughters. I remember when, in high school, I suddenly realized that I might possibly have a son.
I ended up with three sons and no daughters. It’s been said that a mother is closer to her sons and a father is closer to his daughters. I don’t know about that, but I do know that I enjoyed raising my three sons. I wouldn’t have traded any of them for any girl in the world.
And now they have given me three wonderful daughters-in-law. I love them dearly and I consider them to be daughters.
That wasn’t always the case, however. When my youngest son left home Dec. 24, 1997, to live with a girl he met on-line in a chat room, I was devastated. While that may not be classified as a tragedy, it certainly wasn’t a high point in my life.
So when she emailed me to try to be friends with me, I have to admit I was quite rude to her.
However, over the years I have grown to love her and cherish her friendship. She has forgiven me and I couldn’t love her more if she was my own daughter.
Our late pastor used to tell us that God adds by subtracting and multiplies by dividing.
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