Friday, April 26, 2013

Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium: "Out of Sight, Out of Mind"

When I read the topic for today; "Out of sight, out of mind",  my mind immediately went to a scripture in the Bible. In this scripture, God is speaking to the children of Israel:

"Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. "   Isaiah 49:15

Often throughout my time as a mother I have thought of this scripture.  Would it be possible for me to forget my child?  I think overall I've been a good mother, although I certainly wasn't perfect.  So I hope you won't think otherwise of me if I tell you that I do not pine away for my children while they are gone.  I do worry at times, and I do miss them, but I don't cry and fret.  Two of my children served missions for our church.  One was in El Salvador for about 2 years, and the other was in Taiwan for about a year and a half.  Maybe some women are just more feeling than me, and cry because they miss their children so much.  But I knew my children were having a wonderful experience, and I knew the time would pass quickly, so I didn't mourn their absence.  Maybe having them out of my sight really did keep them out of my mind.  I didn't actually forget them as mentioned in this scripture, but I wasn't totally mentally focused on their absence.

I have thought about women who adopt out their children, and wonder how they feel.  I do think that the memory of the child is always there.  But without the child being within sight, it's could be easy for the birth mother to put them out of her mind most of the time.  But I don't think that memory every really goes away.

Some of our consortium members might be out of sight.  Some might be out of their mind.  :P  But do drop in and see what they had to say about this topic.
RummuserAnuAshkokGaelikkaGrannymarPadmumMagpie11, andAkanksha,Will KnotMaria the Silver FoxAnkiNema Noor Paul Plain Joe, and RohitBlack watertownThe Old Fossil, our newest member MAXI! and last, but not least SHACKMAN! :)


Maxi said...

You gave me a good laugh at the end, D. "…some might be out of their mind."

Yep, that's me lately. Hope it clears up soon.

blessings ~ maxi

shackman said...

Those options make me an out of my minder D -

Grannymar said...

I am definitely out of my mind - just ask my brothers! :)

When Elly was young, Northern Ireland was a land of bombs and bullets, so I began early to prepare her for a life away from here. I once said to someone that "I was educating Elly for export". They were horrified, and proceeded to give me a lecture.

Rummuser said...

Great minds think alike. I have also used the out of one's mind approach in my post.

I have one child a 42 year old strapping man with his own life to lead but I have got so used to him being around that if he is out of sight, I do worry and he is never completely out of my mind. Parent to children and vice versa and spouses to each other are very special relationships to which that proverb does not apply at all.