Entries related to: jean-vanier

Compassionate Parenting

I was going to be the best mother. I would blow everyone away with my mothering skills—most of all my husband, who, amid his longing for fatherhood, carried the ominous expectation that it would be the weight to finally completely cripple him with anxiety. Luckily, I knew my motherhood would render parenting our first child a breeze. He’d be ready for six more in no time.
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Gospel Lessons from Jean Vanier

It would have been hard to imagine a few years ago that I would even know who Jean Vanier was—to say nothing of mourning his passing.
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