He ate them all! Back in 1975 Matt was just 2 years old when we needed to get a snack break. I had a long list of errands and both of us were hungry. I pulled into Herfy’s fast food restaurant and my purse only yielded enough for a small order of fries. I figured I’d let him has his fill and take what was left over. HA! There wasn’t even one fry left! I willingly let him eat them all, and chalked it up to being a mother. I remember that day like it was yesterday because it is one of those memories that makes me laugh.
I can still feel all the emotions. I remember the protectiveness I felt: my little guy is hungry. The frustration I felt: drat it, I left the cash on the table at home. The determination I felt: Matt gets his fill. I remember the “humph! he actually ate them all?!” I thought. And I remember the hunger I felt, but it was trumped by the sacrifice a mother makes.
I was inspired to make this “Queen of Sacrifice” with glasses so I could adhere the word “YOU” on each lens. Sacrifice lives in a world with YOU colored glasses. Sacrifice is #4 in the Ten Virtues for the Modern Age.
The official definition is “We’re hardwired to seek our own advantage but also have a miraculous ability, very occasionally, to forego our own satisfactions in the name of someone or something else. We won’t ever manage to raise a family, love someone else or save the planet if we don’t keep up with the art of sacrifice.”
I shook my head when I typed “very occasionally” the person (or persons) who wrote the definition for the “Ten Virtues” obviously wasn’t a parent!
I know so many people who wear those “YOU” colored glasses! God Bless you “Queens of Sacrifice!” you know who you are!