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#BlogFlash2012: Day Twelve – Celebration

Celebration‘Life has meaning only in the struggle. Triumph or defeat is in the hands of the Gods. So let us celebrate the struggle!’  – Stevie Wonder

My daughter’s firstborn was a difficult baby, colicky and demanding. Watching him, I remembered long, sleepless nights with my own kids. We parents believe we love our children despite our troubles, I told her. In fact, we love them because of our struggles.

Each time the baby cries or the child falls or the teenager challenges us-subconsciously, perhaps begrudgingly-we choose to love her, to give of ourselves. We can grit our teeth, praying for the best, berating ourselves whenever they falter, or we can celebrate the journey-a beautiful, heart-wrenching, sometimes painful story of heartache and love.

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