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Breaking the cycle

"Breaking the cycle" Continued...

“I know I’m tempted to do the same thing when I rely more on myself than on Jesus,” she said of moments when she sees her mother in her actions. “But if I rely on Jesus, I think it’s going to be different.”

Breaking the cycle also comes through the wisdom older mothers are pouring into her life. Recently Megan joined a mom’s group at a local church. It’s kept the usually talkative 27-year-old quiet for once. At the first meeting, Megan almost had to walk out when a mother told the group what she had been struggling with the past couple of months. Her experiences mirrored Megan’s, and she realized she was not alone. 

As she listened to mothers with older children tell what they’d gone through and the ways God provided for them, a ray of hope shone through. While she is a major influence in Ethan’s life, God ultimately has the final say.

“You can start to believe the life of the child belongs to you, but at the end of the day you’re called to be a good steward of what He’s given you,” Megan said. “These are God’s children. He already knew who Ethan would be. He already chose me to be his mother. He knows what he’ll endure.”

Angela Lu
Angela Lu

Angela is a reporter for WORLD Magazine who lives and works in Taiwan. She enjoys cooking, reading, and storytelling. Follow Angela on Twitter @angela818.


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