On My Corner of Bitter and Sweetness


I finished the book last night and fell asleep longing for them to make it into a movie–
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.
Also swirling was–
How much and how quickly each child in this house is growing.
My bitter and sweet.

On Thursday I met for breakfast-tea-turned-almost-dinner with two special friends.
One just a few years and a stage, but leaps of wisdom, ahead…
Processing and praying for children making big decisions that will shape the rest of their lives.
The other such a kindred who longs to know and pour into each child,
As she prays her love will draw their hearts to Christ.

And especially with our oldest,
This is a time of bittersweet for me.
I watch her shake off her child-ness,
Crawling, walking, running towards flight.

Lately, God has given me parenting nudges.
Even through the book last night…
Reminding that a parent’s fingerprints linger and impact generations to come.

I’m over at The Better Mom today sharing about another one of those reminders.
Would love to have you join me over there…


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  1. Christina@toshowthemjesus.com says:

    I loved that book! It would make a great movie, wouldn’t it?

    • I know…I keep thinking it has ALL the elements of a great movie…I need another good book now! I’ll have to go check out your book lists…it has been a while. Trying to read more fiction this year… Love, K

      • Christina@toshowthemjesus.com says:

        Have you read Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Pie Society, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry or Where’d You Go Bernadette?

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