I have a saying: Sometimes those who laugh the most have cried the most tears. Holly Chamberlain is quite possibly the funniest (and funnest) person I have ever met, but she is not without sadness in her past. She, like Katie and Teresa, have brought to me the wisdom of the ages and she, too, has her fingerprints all over my life. Here are her answers to the three questions I had for these three wonderful women:
1) What do I wish for the world? I want people to look within to find flaws rather than pointing fingers everywhere else. I'd love to see people manage their own behavior rather than trying to control others. I'd like to see people embrace kindness instead of criticism and try to be more generous with their love, and less afraid. I try to do these things and often get distracted with my own deficiencies and forget about the flaws of others. I live joyfully every day and try to forgive those who resent that about me.
2) The thing I love most about being Mason's mom is his unconditional love for me in spite of all of my flaws. He delights me daily and I see all the good things about myself reflected in him. He has all of my strengths and none of my flaws! I get to look at him every day and say, "Look what I made!"
3) Miracles...? There are a thousand little things every day. I am provided for, I have never gone without, my son gets great grades and never does his work, I drive all day with my job and I haven't stabbed anyone or shot anyone even though their driving makes me bananas... I have a new friend for every family member who abandoned me... I have one child from my body and another from my heart. I don’t know what to say for this question... it's a miracle I didn't turn out to be a savage considering I was raised by wolves! Hahahaha!
My Holly-Gurrrrrl, I know your life has been quite the journey! You’ve navigated through each phase of it with such grace. What an inspiration you’ve been to me and all those whose lives you touch. Godspeed to you, my friend. Keep living for the Kingdom… He’ll be here soon.