11. Love Unconditionally
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Love doesn’t come with conditions. Our children may not make the same choices, rules, plans, and decisions we would. They may not embrace our faith or go to church. We still pray. We show them love as we come alongside them in their journey as parents.
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices in the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” (I Corinthians 13:4-7)
At the end of the day, if we have fulfilled our role as a parent and grandparent, we have succeeded. We have won the challenge of transitioning. We have learned how to adjust to the ultimate goal—unity rather than division. In the handling of each situation, no matter how tiny or how devastating to us or them, we have demonstrated one of the most precious things in this world: love and devotion to family.
Wina Rushing is an Autism Paraprofessional in the Kansas City, Kansas school district. She has three daughters and one grandchild. During the past six years, Wina has embraced and developed her heart for music, writing, and art. Check out her book Escaping the Knight in Dirty Blue Jeans and connect with Wina on her blog: The Fullness of Freedom https://winarushing.wordpress.com/
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