Today was full of wonderful time with family—lots of work, but good. I helped take care of Harvey this afternoon while Kelsey and Gene worked on Kelsey and Caleb’s house. Gene and I are thrilled to be a part of their dream.
But first today I was blessed by our oldest daughter, Katie. I’m still working on my nudge. Part of this nudge will take me to an area I have no experience with. As I worked this morning I became nauseous—not throw up nauseous, but nervous nauseous. So I turned to Katie for advice. She gave me insightful suggestions. I will use each one. Talking to her subsided the nausea—at least for today.
As parents we work hard to raise our children well and be there for them. And we are happy to do so. But the real icing on the cake is when our kids are there for us because they want to be. Today was one of those days.
Brenda Garrison is an author and speaker who empowers women with the confidence to live their calling. Brenda is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Ministry Leadership with a Concentration in Women’s Ministry at Moody Bible Institute. She and her husband, Gene, are the parents of three young adult daughters and live near Metamora, IL.