For Mothers' and Fathers' Day:

Beatitudes for Parents

Blessed are the parents who refuse to compare their children with others.

Blessed are the Fathers and Mothers who have learned to laugh, for it is the music of the child's world.

Blessed are those parents who accept the awkwardness of their growing children, letting each child grow at their own speed.

Blessed are the parents who can say "No" without anger.

Blessed are the parents who take their children to church, for it gladdens their hearts.

Blessed are the parents who are teachable, for understanding brings love.

Blessed are the parents who love their children in the midst of a hostile world, for love is the Greatest Gift of all.

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