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Chosen by an angel
I will always recall the day, 11 years ago, when my daughter Whitney, then a blonde-haired sprite of four, and I were sipping lukewarm chamomile tea out of her chipped plastic tea cups on our sunny deck.
"I picked you to be my mom," Whitney casually mentioned. "Yup, I was an angel in heaven checking out all the moms, and I said, 'She's the one for me.' "
I was so relieved! If she'd picked me to be her mom, then I didn't have to be perfect. She'd chosen me, so we were in this dance together, each with our own unique identities joined as mother and daughter.
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Mimi is the author of Busy but Balanced (St. Martin's Griffin) and 10 Principles for Spiritual Parenting (Harper Perennial), as well as a popular online newsletter available at WWW. spiritual-parenting.com.
Mothering through all seasons
with contributions from Marianne D. Russell, Vicki Knickerbocker, Richard Shoalts, Betty Jean Kistler
Items of interest
with contributions from GiGi Burke, Linda Lyons
'Please, Madam Minister, set my son free'
By Warren Bolon
DIANA MCINTOSH TALKS ABOUT THROUGH THE VALLEY: MILGAARD, A SYMPHONIC WORK FOR ORCHESTRA, PIANO, AND SPOKEN VOICE
Chosen by an angel
By Mimi Doe
A BALANCED LIFE
Mother love SURVIVES
By Gloria Harrison
Through a spiritual lens-MOTHER AND CHILD
with contributions from Robert harbison, Ari Denison
A single mom trusts God to carry her through
By Patricia Lesesne
'The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo'
By Patricia Del Castillo
THE 'DIRTY WAR'
P. D. C
Too much to do? Let Mother do it
By Patricia Tupper Hyatt
A quick healing of a severe injury
Thomas Lee Gordon
Change in thought heals acute pain
Ellen M. Thompson
Problems resolved on trip abroad
The ripple effect of Christian healing