Every once in awhile someone writes words that miraculously encapsulate what I’m experiencing, and quite possibly have never even formed into thoughts or words myself. Such was How Mama Bear Hurts Her Family, by Jeanne Harrison.
I have no doubts, if you’re “one of these moms”, this article will resonate with you too, and bring a wave of comfort and important reminders to the way you live your life and treat your family.
“The truth is, you don’t have to be loud and obnoxious to be a Mama Bear. You just have to care too much about the well-being of your family. You have to idolize it, to bow down and worship it, so that if anybody in your household isn’t okay, nothing’s okay. You see, the thing about Mama Bears is that deep down, we long to control our universe so that we can protect the people we love.
I’ve known that Mama Bears (like me) are protective and controlling. But this was the first time I realized we’re also selfish. So selfish, in fact, that we’re willing to short-circuit what God wants to do in someone’s life just so we don’t have to endure the discomfort of watching it.” Read the rest at Revive Our Hearts