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Loving a Child Can Be Such Hard Work but Some Mothers Do Succeed

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I was not my mother’s favorite child. We had no mutual interests. We did not understand each other until I was an adult, but I knew we loved each other. Thankfully, I kept her values of faith, loyalty, hard work, honesty, and dependability.

My mother taught me something else by her example. I still recall the whiteness of the embroidered napkin on the…




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Verbieann Hardy

Verbieann Hardy

Trying hard to be a Jesus follower. I write about life, spirituality, and relationships as I age with grateful grit. More about me at

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