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she tried to be the perfect Grace

This is a really awesome story that gave me the solution to my problem… I was going to give up on being a superwoman (lol!) and working on having it all because I was convinced it can’t possibly work. I was doing it all wrong.

We can be ALL but not every day. 🙂

Thank you, Theresa, for this wonderful story.

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Three Graces by A.Currell is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.Creative Commons License
Three Graces by A.Currell is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

“For the ends of being an ideal grace,” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning, “Sonnets from the Portuguese 43:  How do I love thee?  Let me count the ways”

She always tried to be the ideal Grace.  Her mother wanted a girl who was quiet and good.  Her father wanted a child that “did things.”  Her teachers wanted the “straight-A” student.  Her church wanted a pure heart.

She tried to be the ideal Grace.  In fifth grade when she was eleven, she read about the three Graces in Greek mythology.  Her teacher, Ms. Wraven (the “w” was silent) gave her a book on the Graces: Aglaea, Euphrosyne, and Thalia.  As the Only Child, Grace decided she was oldest, middle, and youngest in her family, all at the same time.

Grace tried to imagine herself as all…

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