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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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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.

โ€œFor the ends of being an ideal grace,โ€ โ€“ Elizabeth Barrett Browning, โ€œSonnets from the Portuguese 43:ย  How do I love thee?ย  Let me count the waysโ€

She always tried to be the ideal Grace.ย  Her mother wanted a girl who was quiet and good.ย  Her father wanted a child that โ€œdid things.โ€ย  Her teachers wanted the โ€œstraight-Aโ€ student.ย  Her church wanted a pure heart.

She tried to be the ideal Grace.ย  In fifth grade when she was eleven, she read about the three Graces in Greek mythology.ย  Her teacher, Ms. Wraven (the โ€œwโ€ was silent) gave her a book on the Graces: Aglaea, Euphrosyne, and Thalia.ย  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 allโ€ฆ

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