I sat there cozy on that soft, leather couch. The warmth of my laptop against my skin was comforting. I scrolled down through a quotes board on pinterest. My daughter came and sat beside me and cuddled in close, locking her arm into mine. She tenderly laid her golden locks on my shoulder and smiled up at me. Her eyes shifted from smile to confusion as this quote immediately caught her attention:
She pointed to something on the screen and read it to herself. With a puzzled look, she said, that’s not true, is it Mommy? She read it out loud now. Sometimes the wrong choices bring us to the right places.
I read it for myself, trying to see if I was missing something in the message. You are right, honey. Wrong is always wrong. This message could have given her a hidden message. Her little heart and mind was questioning if wrong was every right. I did not retreat. I did not provide any excuses.
Sure, there is grace and when we mess up it can lead us to the right place, but overall, this message was not true. At least I don’t want it to be true in my life. Or in her life.
It struck me that at the age of six she recognized this message and what it was trying to portray.
Instead, it should read, right choices always lead to a place of blessing, abounding in grace, love and peace.
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