31 Days & FMF – “overcome”

Day 27 of 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes!

Today’s word is “overcome” – five minutes on the clock… and go!

I might need to have a talk with Kate about the timing of these words. Does she have a talk with God about what word I need to write about each day?! Sheesh.

Overcome is the painfully necessary word for today.

The choice to toss the funk I’m walking around in aside and grab the leash (which grabbed the attention of the very eager puppy) and go for a walk was a step – albeit a baby step – to overcome.

I didn’t want to. I knew it was a do or die moment though.

This also is the case when confronted with the emotionally expensive parenting moments. The personalities and habits they show are growing into the adults they will be. The moments when these traits are whipped out and used against others in our home, I must choose to spend the emotional greenbacks and help them overcome.

But I want to curl up in a corner and put my hands over my ears and pretend I don’t hear  those moments approaching me – often quite literally.

These moments are good, though. What?! Yeah I know that sounds crazy but it’s true. Let’s be honest, any moment that forces us to be transparent with our children on top of reminding them their behavior isn’t the issue: their heart is… will always be a good thing even a gift.

So today God’s given me quite a few gifts wrapped up as ugly moments where He’s brought me to my need to overcome and help my children overcome – with His help.

… and time’s up.

Day 27 complete!


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