Relationships: Daughter-to-Be


A daughter is a little girl who grows up to be a friend.  ~Author Unknown


After a really big swoop on the Samantha roller coaster, she kindly apologizes and shares her feelings.

“I’m not sure I want to be adopted,” she says. “Some things need to change around here.”

It turned out to be one of those great conversations, diluting her worked up, pre-teen ideas of being hated by the world. She was teachable, I was instruct-able in the ways of learning to be a family, though not a perfect one.

It is in those moments that she and I are humbled by love and a pure hope for the kind of mother-daughter relationship we both desire. A moment when we’re not aunt or niece, mother or daughter, but friends connected by the Spirit.

And, graciously, hope lives on.

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