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Are my roots strong?

11/02/2012 - Author: Jennifer - 5 Comments

Every Friday, Lisa-Jo Baker at tales from a Gypsy Mama does what is called a Five Minute Friday. 5 minutes to write without abandon about one word that she gives us.It is fun! I encourage you to try it out.


All of us have roots–starting points if you will. Some of us want to hide ours or wish we had different ones.
Roots, in nature, are used to nourish. To help grow. Give life. Make better.
Is that what I am doing as a mom? Am I helping my son grow? Is he better because of me?
He is only 2, so he doesn’t see that I am trying to lead him in the right direction.
In my last post, I said that I wanted to give him roots and wings. I am trying to make a home where he feels safe, where he is growing. I hope that he is rooted in Jesus, but at the same time, I hope that I give him wings to fly, not rooted so much that he feels guilty when it is time for him to go out and plant his own roots and I hope he will be proud of me and my husband–his roots.

Be blessed:)

Five Minute Friday

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Discussion (5 Comments)

  1. This must be one of the hardest things about being a parent – teaching children to have wings knowing they might use them to leave the nest. Your post lets me know that you are a good mom and I have no doubt your son will be proud of you and your husband.

  2. Beautiful post. I was Blessed it is precious to see parents that are rooted in Jesus and have the desire for their children to be as well. I would love for you to visit my post on "roots" and tomorrow I have a huge announcement come by. I enjoyed visiting and meeting you. Have a Beautiful weekend.Sherry

  3. Thank you so much Andrea! Be blessed:)

  4. Thank you for stopping by. I will visit you! Be blessed:)

  5. Great post.

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