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The best conversations with mothers
always take place in silence, when only the heart speaks.
~ Carrie Latet

Just when I think I’ve got it all figured out, I realize I don’t.  My daughter came to me looking for counsel a few nights ago and I truly felt inadequate.  Not because I haven’t lived through similar experiences, but because she really values my opinion and I’m afraid of saying the wrong thing — possibly steering her in a direction she shouldn’t go.  And right now, my track record in the area she needs guidance with is not exactly impressive.  So while I’m feeling the sting of incompetency, she’s telling me it’s okay if I don’t have sage words of advice; she simply appreciates my willingness to listen.  I can do that.  And I’ve got the hug part down, too.  It’s encouraging to know I’m still needed, but not expected to have all the answers.  Hopefully, we both keep learning as we go.

Do you have it all figured out?