Anna's Shadows

Anna’s Shadows

Anna just had to take this picture of a shadow. She was trying to capture how the shadow looked just like the object. The shadow could not exist without the object. It’s funny that she was so enthralled with the idea, because she can be considered a shadow of me. Of course Anna is her own person, created by God for a purpose with my DNA as well as my husband’s DNA. She is a blend of the best parts of both of us. But if you look at her and look at us you will notice she has the outline of us. But without us she would not be there at all.

Our children are their own people, without a doubt. However, without the love of God and their parents they would not exist at all. Our lives are reflected in our children’s outlines, choices, attitudes and opinions. We don’t influence every part of their being but we help to form the majority of their beliefs.

This revelation means that we are the shadows of our parents. If you think about it are you able to see how your parents influence has formed the outline of who you are; your thought process, belief system, faith life, attitudes and opinions? We carry a blend of both of our parents good or bad. They formed who we are at a very young age and as we developed we decided what to keep and what to change. Does your shadow still resemble your parents? Do you want your children’s shadow to be an outline of who you and your spouse are today?

2014 Copyright Lori Hadorn-Disselkamp


About Author

Lori Hadorn-Disselkamp is a mother of four children and is married to the love of her life, Aaron. Lori has been writing at her own website Faith Filled Mom. She writes about the journey of faith we live daily and how we can recognize God in this world. She teaches theology at a high school level and is also a current student of Loyola University Extension Program of Ministry earning a Master’s Degree in Religious Education. Her life is busy, exciting, overwhelming at times but always bursting with her faith in God. Lori hopes that you will find something that might touch your heart in her writing so that she can continue to pursue her purpose in life; to bring people closer to God one word, one moment at a time.

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