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What Being a Mom Taught Me About God

When I was growing up, I really didn’t understand who God was supposed to be.  In my mind, He was a far-off cosmic phenomenon that I could wish upon, like a shooting star.  At times, He seemed alternately indifferent to and the cause of my struggles.

As I grew up and ran into trouble, I tried a lot of different methods to try to find happiness.  None of them worked.  At my wit’s end, I figured if there was a God, he was my last chance.  So, for the first time, I prayed.  I talked to God like I might talk to a friend.

And guess what?  He heard me.  He answered.  I found what I’d spent so much time looking for.

Since then, my faith has supported me through so many trials: from the day-to-day stresses of living, to worries about when we’d have a baby, to worries about how we’d support a baby, through the police academy, and everything since.