Imagine your going to see your favorite singer in concert. A few years ago, I was going to see One Direction. I practically worshipped them for four years. My walls were covered with posters. I had every song memorized. I LOVED them. I thought they were perfect. Perfect looking. Perfect singers. To say I was obsessed would be an understatement. It was a very weird feeling when I saw them in concert. I expected everything to be flawless. I began to realize they are just real people. They mess up notes. They stumble on stage. They aren’t perfect.

I feel the same way about my parents. From birth, I have viewed my parents as ‘perfect.’ I expected them to be. Once they mess up, I come to the same realization I did at the concert. They mess up. They stumble. It can be hard to realize that they are just humans. Humans given the job to raise us and provide everything for us. That’s a lot of pressure.

Parents make us mad sometimes. They say stuff that hurts us. We don’t agree with some of their rules. It’s easy to get caught up in everything they do wrong, we often lose sight how many things they do right. Show grace. The literal definition of grace is, “an undeserved favor or gift, the undeserved forgiveness.” No, your parents probably don’t deserve grace. But do you know who else doesn’t? YOU! But, God gives us an overflowing grace. “It is by grace we have been saved.” (Ephesians 2:5) Give your parents the undeserved forgiveness. God did, and it actually saved us.


  1. I love this Ash! I love seeing your maturity and wisdom shining through your blog! God is certainly working in you and he’s using you to help do work in others! We all know life is hard and no matter how old or young we are, we all stumble! Gods forgiveness is so precious and so is having grace and love towards others! Keep shining your light and being who God created you to be! I’m proud of you! Love you!!

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  2. Thank you Ashley. You connected strongly. As a parent I hope I did more right than wrong and I think my kids will say yes. But I wanted to be perfect and wish I had been.


  3. Thank you Ashley, you words made me think of my now deceased parents and our times of conflict, just maybe they were trying to help me become the person I am today.

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