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"A mother is not made so much in the birth of a child as in what she births in the child."  Debra Susan Bowman 

Debbie Granny JPGMother’s day should not be so much about how the kids turn out, but about turning out for the mother (grandmother) who gives so much. A true (grand)mother gives her time, her finances, her attention, her toil, her hopes and dreams, in short, she gives whatever it takes for the children to have the opportunity to grow up whole, healthy and happy, even if, and especially if, it is her children’s children.

Today is mothers day. What a great day to celebrate all that a mother is. But, today is a sad day for many grandmothers. From the moment Eve had Cain children have not always made choices that honored their mother. But let’s not make being a mother about what the kids do with the life they are given.  Let’s make it about honoring the mother, or grandmother, who gives them the life they have. Let’s make it a time to be thankful for all the effort a mother (In this day and age a grandmother) who gives so much in the parenting, or reparenting, of another generation, where mom has gone absent.

So, grandmother, take a twenty four hour vacation from all you worry about, and just relax. For today, for this twenty four hours, set it aside to celebrate what you do for the other 24/7 - 364, lets turn out for all the grandmothers and say a big, huge, thank you.

You are loved! You are saving a generation. Their children are your children. Celebrate the opportunity to reparent and you will receive the greatest joy a mother can have; to save a child, to grow a child, so they might be all they should be for their child.

Debbie Sarah JPG

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You Can Do It!

You can impact your grandkids for the positive, despite the challenges. For awesome grandmothers there is a special bond from their moment of birth for your kids kids! They have your heart from the beginning to the end. Sometimes beyond that, I still dream about my granny and grandpa and it’s so good to see […]

     Grieving is the transition between letting go of that which I have loved, and embracing that which I have yet to love. The first without the second is destructive. The first with the second is God’s door to a new life. By Debra Susan Bowman

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When Catastrophe Strikes

Two young men were killed in auto accidents this week. My heart and prayers go out to their families. It turns your world upside down and inside out when something like this happens. I wrote this post last month thinking it was a little heavy, but in light of these events it seems like a […]

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You are validated. To validate means to make real, authentic, authoritative. I validate you awesome grandmother to stop the curse of addiction from affecting the next generation! Debra Susan Bowman

"Good parenting is being active (you have to be involved every day), great parenting is being reactive (you have to be flexible, adaptable), but to be an outstanding parent you have to be proactive (to raise an outstanding child you have to stay one step ahead)." Debra Susan Bowman

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