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great thought #26

Becoming a mother makes you the mother of all children. From now on each wounded, abandoned, frightened child is yours. You live in the suffering mothers of every race and creed and weep with them. You long to comfort all who are desolate. ~ Charlotte Gray

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  Talia wrote @

So true! This quote actually inspired me to write a blog. Thanks for sharing it.

  Light wrote @

Years ago, we were on a beach outing with extended family. One of my kids, age 3 at the time, went missing. We had barely missed him, however, when we spotted a life guard making his way towards us with our little guy in tow. Beside them was another mom. The life guard explained the other mom had noticed he was wandering unattended, and they fortunately were able to find us fairly quickly. The other mom would not leave until she was absolutely sure my son was reunited with the correct family. That’s a mom for ya.

I have noticed this several times with lost young children, in stores and in other public places. The moms don’t quite trust the store security or clerks to make sure the child is okay. They hang out and make conversation and give comfort, if needed, until the child is back with their parent.

  Kim wrote @

We call it, “mother of the world” mode….like when I see teenagers littering and I tell them to pick it up and that I know their mothers would thank me. Sometimes I just can’t control the impulse to be everyone’s mother…..

  Corrie wrote @

Karen,

Great quote!

Light,

Yes! I have found a few lost children and I will NOT turn them over to anyone until I *know* that they are back with their mother.

If my child were ever lost, I would want someone to do the same for him/her.

One time, right after my 9th baby was born, one of our toddlers went missing in a split second at a county fair. It was horrible! Every minute was agony and it increased the anxiety a notch. She was missing for an half hour or more and by this time I had gone to the security personnel and they were working on it. One of the carnival workers saw her walking by herself down the midway and she took my little girl and had her stand by her booth until she could get a security guard to help her. She had to get a sub for her booth and bring our daughter back to me herself because she needed to know that our little girl had made it safely back to her mom. May the Lord bless that woman!

  Abby wrote @

My younger brother’s friend just passed away two days ago, and though he’s only a year younger than me, I have found it hard not to think about what his mother is going through. This quote is really beautiful, and on that same note, makes me realize how God suffered watching His Son die on the cross as well. It gives me a new appreciation for what God has done for us.


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