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Now graduated from her role as a homeschooling mom of 8, Dawn Camp devotes her time and love of stories to writing her first novel. She enjoys movie nights, cups of Earl Grey, and cheering on the Braves. She and her husband navigate an ever-emptying nest in the Atlanta suburbs.

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  1. Dawn, I’m also straddling the two worlds of mothering with a son still at home and three grown sons as the grandbabies start coming. After four sons and a grandson, we now have a beautiful granddaughter — an actual girl! God has used this growing family to teach me everything I know about sacrifice and devotion that springs to my heart without a thought. Could it be that grandchildren were His plan to keep our hearts alive and unselfish as we grow older?

    • Maybe so, Michele! I also think He gives us a chance to relive those special memories of parenting and the chance to pour into another generation.

  2. Dawn,
    I think any mother, deep inside, says, “I can survive just about anything, but please don’t take my child.” My heart grieves for mothers who have lost a child – whether it be to miscarriage or a suicide. That, indeed, breaks one’s heart into pieces. But, God….He loved us THAT much. I can’t even fathom it. He literally gave a part of Himself- His beloved Son -because He couldn’t imagine eternity without me or without you. And Jesus, went willingly, to His death because, He too, loved us more than He loved His own life. It is a mystery that I will never fully grasp, but when I do think hard upon it I am overwhelmed by the awesome love of God.
    Bev xx

  3. These words describe exactly how I’m feeling right now. Motherhood is the greatest gift I have ever been given. But I also have momma bear tendencies when it comes to my sons. I love knowing you “get it”.

    Just when we think someone couldn’t love us anymore or we have no more love to give, we are presented with these words… For God so loved the world. Thank you for this blessing today!

    • Yes, Mama Bears! I remember when my sister and I realized we needed to be really certain before we told our mom someone had wronged us, because her mama bear instincts were going to kick in. 🙂

  4. Dawn,

    I can’t fathom how a parent-mom or dad-can lose a child. But willingly give your child away for others-that befuddles me. He loves little old me that much!!! I need to appreciate & thank Him for that love. We need to hear more preaching on the fact that God gave his ONLY son & Jesus willing went to the cross without complaining. They love us that much. The world needs to hear this message & be reminded often~~~!!

    Blessings 🙂

  5. Thank you for this beautiful post! I love being reminded of God’s amazing love for me and others. I don’t have any children and I’m in my 40’s. Sometimes I’m still hopeful yet also wonder if that is just not God’s plan for my husband and I. We have sponsored children through Compassion International and that has been a blessing. I hope to stay on God’s path for me and always seek Him and glorify Him and not grow bitter. Thanks again for your sweet post! God bless you and your family. 🙂

  6. Its hard to view this picture you have painted. As a mother/grandmother I too am a Mama Bear. God’s love for ys was deeper than his protective factors for his only son. My God! I can not pay tgat debt but I can live a sacrificial life in return.