Soul Care

The Gift of Surrender

My strategy for finishing a puzzle is a three-pronged approach: I find the corners, build the frame, and fill in the middle until it’s done. My daughter on the other hand has an entirely different game plan. She searches excitedly for her favorite colors, tries to jam ill-fitting pieces together, and then saunters off in pouty surrender when things go imperfectly. Big feels tend to run high in our family, so her response usually doesn’t take me by surprise. While I can’t blame her for acting her age, I’m trying to teach her about the gift of surrender. Motherhood tends