Parent and Child
In lieu of an abstract, below is the essay's first paragraph.
"I realize as a parent of three in my junior year of college I may be in the minority, especially for a twenty-nine-year old. One of the many joys of parenting if you will, are the many teachable moments that arise. When you first come to terms with the fact that you are a parent, you set out to do the best for your child in every possible way. My "tween" daughter Marielle Jaritza put me to shame and guilt during a recent conversation at my mother‘s house. I cannot recall how the conversation came about, but my mother was speaking of Jesus‘ birth and the meaning of Christmas. When my mom mentioned the three kings, Jaritza had a look of confusion on her face. After pondering the idea for a few minutes, Jaritza said, "Grandma, I thought it had been the seven dwarfs that had brought baby Jesus gifts when he was born."
"Seven Dwarfs @ Jesus' Crib,"
Verbum: Vol. 9
, Article 14.
Available at: http://fisherpub.sjfc.edu/verbum/vol9/iss1/14