|Manta at SeaWorld|
Did she really just say that?
On a roller coaster that travels up to 56 miles per hour?
|The face I wanted to give my daughter when she wanted me to ride on the roller coaster.|
Despite my reservations, I rode the roller coaster. She was so happy but I was so scared. I strongly disliked every moment of the ride. I tried to keep my eyes closed the entire time and screamed to try and stop the "butterfly" feelings in my stomach. At one point, I briefly opened my eyes to look at my daughter. She was smiling and I immediately knew, this was a parenting success!
With my daughter being in middle school, I can sense her becoming more independent. If she could, she would probably stay in her room to be in her own space. I can't say that I enjoy knowing that my daughter is getting older. She's my oldest and I love our time together. If I have to push beyond my fears to have bonding moments with my children, then so be it. Children want our time and attention. Material things are good, but time with our children is priceless. There will come a day when she's grown and gone. I don't want to have any regrets when that time comes.
|She talked me into riding this roller coaster as well. |
Ecclesiastes 8:15 (CEB)
So I commend enjoyment because there’s nothing better for people to do under the sun but to eat, drink, and be glad. This is what will accompany them in their hard work, during the lifetime that God gives under the sun.