Check out this blog post by Marlena Fiol author of Nothing Bad Between Us
This week’s topic has been about what parents and their grown children owe each other.
My conclusion was that the language of debt and obligation is inappropriate. Rather, we should be talking about love and appreciation.
I feel like the biggest gifts my children have given me are my grandchildren. And of course, the language of gifts is inappropriate as well, since they are not mine.
Maybe that’s why I cherish every moment with them.
“Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation.”
– Lois Wyse
A Mennonite Missionary’s Daughter Finds Healing in Her Brokenness
This story differs from similar accounts of childhood domination or abuse because it tells the story of the author’s seemingly paradoxical responses to the powerful forces in my life, but doesn’t leave it at that. It sheds light on the social and religious dynamics underlying these responses, giving readers insights into and understanding of her otherwise incomprehensible choices, as she found my way back into loving relationships with her parents and the Mennonite community.