I think it is really, really important, the way two pieces of bread is necessary for a sandwich, the way two hands must come together to make a clapping sound, the way the wind is needed to disperse the cotton seeds; I think in the same way, family success can only happen if every member of the family sees himself as a key component to making it happen.
I have been struggling to exercise consistently, I would start then stop, start then pause, start then……nothing……:). But the lovely and interesting fact is, I really love to exercise. Once I get started, I feel alive, renewed and invincible. Interestingly, I always feel like the Holy Spirit is nudging me to exercise. Is he trying to show me that I need to take steps towards a healthier lifestyle? But he does not have to keep reminding me right? It just makes sense to exercise; results of research bombards us of that fact. But still…..I struggle.
Well, I publicly confess, I need to be motivated from time to time to keep doing it.
Today, I am motivated. How come? Why? Jonathan. His passion to work out has finally rubbed of on me and when he invited me again to work out with him this week, I finally caved in.
I really appreciate his interest in getting him mama “moving”. I allowed him to instruct me through the warm up routines, watched him select a suitable work-out set for me and listened to his wise instructions. God is using my son to get me moving :).
The end result was good! I did the routine again for a second time this week without him nudging me, and I feel really accomplished.
We really need each other as family.
As our children grow older, we need not to resist the fact that they are growing very knowledgeable and eager to teach us a thing or two or even three. They exhibit responsible behaviours that sometimes leaves us as parents with mental confusion :); “Where did my baby go?”.
Well my babies are still with me, but they no longer need my wet kisses, they need me to respect the fact that they can teach me a thing or two or even three.
So I have decided I would stick with my son as my Keep-fit trainer, at least for now.
Treasure each member of your family as that second hand that is needed to produce the beautiful clapping sound.