I am entering an interesting season with my oldest daughter. It is a season in which she is asking questions and forming her own opinions. With my younger two children, they will ask me a question, and when I give them an answer, they don't ask me further questions. They trust that I know what I am talking about. This is not the case with my oldest daughter. She will ask more questions. Many times she has a different opinion than mine. I am thankful for the opportunity to influence my children. I am thankful that even though my daughter often times does not agree with me, she still discusses a variety of topics with me. I want to keep the lines of communication open and be a positive influence on my oldest daughter (and her two younger siblings) through their preteen and teenage years.Every Friday I gather with friends over at Five Minute Friday as we set timers and write for five minutes on the topic of the week. This week's word is Influence.
Do I want to be bitter or better? It is a choice I make daily. I can chose to complain about my circumstances, or I can try to make the best of them. I have learned that instead of asking why me, I need to ask God what are you trying to teach me. I fail at this often. I am thankful that God is patient with me, and He gives me many opportunities to practice things that He is teaching me. I want to be a better mother, daughter, sister, Aunt, and friend. Most of all I want to remember that I am a daughter of the King of Kings. Just for fun a little Keith Urban.https://youtu.be/z3xtfNDoO3s