Take A Moment to Think…



MOMToday I was at the dentist’s office and happened to hear a television show called “Open Mike” that was broadcast on HLN.  The question they were asking was directed to moms and in my opinion it was a horrific question to ask.

Call-in viewers were asked “Do you have a favorite child?” The interesting thing is that a surprising number of callers did admit to having a favorite child. How sad. You can only hope that the less-favored child was not listening to the show.

It was also interesting to hear the flip side of that coin…A number of viewers called in and told of how rejected they felt because all along they had known their sibling was Mom’s favorite. Even sadder.

It may seem that one child is better behaved or one may be moody or hard to please, but do they really deserve less love? In you are inclined to favor one child over the other…stop and think a moment. Do you really want that child to live with knowing that for the remainder of their life?

It could be that the child who is moody or has tantrums, is screaming out for your love. Give it and give it freely. Jesus Christ never judged a child nor did he ever have a favorite. Let’s all try to follow in His footsteps.

About the author

Bette Lee Crosby

USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby's books are "Well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances." - Midwest Book Review The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby's writing is, "A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures." Samantha from Reader's Favorite raves, "Crosby writes the type of book you can't stop thinking about long after you put it down." "Storytelling is in my blood," Crosby laughingly admits, "My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write." It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win nineteen awards for her work; these include: TheRoyal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer's Choice Award.


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