Elizabeth Escalona, 23 years old, of Dallas, USA, was sentenced to 99 years in prison on October 12, 2012 having been found guilty for beating her 2-year-old daughter and gluing her hands to a wall, this was reported by The Houston Chronicle. State District Judge Larry Mitchell said that Escalona “savagely beat” her child, Jocelyn and must be punished.
I wonder how many "Christains" knew this lady--or had in any way contacted her or tried to help her in the days it took her to do such a hienious crime?---You know , we can set here & point our fingers, "but for the Grace of God"--it could be one of us! Mothers are special--& there are not too many of them in the world today, who can honestly say they are a "good" mother! We yell, we slap , we verbalize(strongly), we lack patience & understanding, we criticize, we actually MOLD that character or our daughter! Yet, all these frustrating times we have w/our daughter, what would happen IF we just got "down on our knees" w/her & let all our vulnerabilities & weaknesses before the thrown of Grace & give it all to Jesus--W/OUR DAUGHTER RIGHT THER BESIDE US! PLEASE don't tell me that would not make a difference ---I know b/c I am a Mom & a G'mom & about to become a the highest honor of being alive to see my "great"-grandaughter!
As Bill Gaither so humbly puts it in his song....."We have these moments to hold in our hands, & to touch , as it slips thru our fingers like sands..Yesterday's gone & tomorrow may never come, but we have these moments today"
So in conclusion: what are we doing w/these moments--are we just trying to be our daughter's best friend(how's that working out?) or are we being a real MOM & trying to do our best(w/God's help) to make a remarkable woman our of the child?