Little did I know she was ready to impart some wisdom into her at the time stubborn mom.
For some odd reason me and my hubby had a disagreement over something trivial, one that left both of us not in the mood to apologize.
My daughter over heard the discussion and came to her own conclusion.
Her conclusion was that one of us had to be the bigger person and simply say, I'm sorry.
The thing is she was more concerned with me doing it, than her dad. I couldn't understand at the time why it had to be me. But the more I pondered on her advice I cam to the conclusion myself that it was more important to be back on One Accord with my hubby, my bff, myself. Yes, I said myself.
The bible says that when we marry the two become one. So in reality to be mad with him was and is to be mad with myself.
I wish I could tell you I jumped right up and ran to apologize, but No. Remember I said, I was being stubborn. At the time the thought of this 11 year old doesn't tell me what to do was permeating my brain.
Shortly thereafter I fell asleep. Awakened around 4 am Father, GOD woke me up.
Laying there in the dark looking up at the ceiling fan spinning in a circle. I started thinking how silly the disagreement was, when this scripture kept came to mind.
Don't let the sun go down on your wrath.
The more I thought about it, I realized I was acting as if tomorrow was promised to both of us. In reality that's not promised to anyone. If something happened to him before I could have apologized, my heart would have been crushed. I love that man. No matter how mad I was at the time. So I had to make a choice to either continue to allow our love for one another to flow freely or to allow it to be blocked by anger.
You guessed it. I apologized. Just in case your wondering and enjoyed open lines of communication once again. Yay, GOD!
Guess all of the training we have done with our children has positioned them to lead us when we can't see clearly how to lead ourselves...
Have your every had your children walk in more wisdom than you?