When a friend in her 50s began to share a prayer request about her adult children, my ears perked up. After all: I was friends with her children; I had danced at their weddings. I knew, too, that her kids loved her, thought well of her, and appreciated her. So it came as a shock to hear how much she was struggling with feeling forgotten and neglected by them.
“As a mom, it’s been nearly 30 years that I have thought about my children every single day and wondered about their well-being,” she said. “It hurts that it doesn’t even seem to be an afterthought to send me a text message to say hi.”
Her heartfelt admittance raised a significant question: What does it mean to honor your parents when you are an adult?
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Photo Credit: Anthony Catalano – Mom in Manhattan with her Office Co-workers 1952 (flickr creative commons)