Many times, as parents, we don’t get to see the results of our efforts for years.  I try so hard to soothe the ache & bitterness in my boys’ hearts.  Hopefully I’m making a difference. Only time will tell for sure.

We went to Liturgy this morning for the feast of the Annunciation & I let each of my boys get a seven day candle to place in the church in honor of their birthmother’s birthday today.  We’ve talked about how even though she was not able to care for them properly, it’s still important to respect her & it’s ok to love her.  She gave birth to them after all.  Hopefully in the future they will understand better.  It’s so hard to teach them that you can love someone even if they’ve hurt you but it doesn’t mean you have to trust them & put your life in their hands.