Today my 14 year old daughter came to me with an Movie she made for me. She made it because she wanted to help me reach people to help them.
A few things rushed through my head……
1. How did she do that on the laptop I have had since 2009 and never knew it was possible.
2. She was on my LapTop without asking. I had “no” idea- Parent Failure **sigh**
When I watched it I was flooded with emotions and thoughts.
1st off I would never put that picture of me eating a hugely inappropriately sized donut- NEVER. Wait, why did I even let that picture be taken? I am also unsure if I would place those pictures of me without makeup on in it. The wording she used was a little more raw than I would have used. But all of this was REAL and therefore good. She made me step outside of my comfort zone! That was for sure!
Then I sat down. Thought some more and realized what really mattered in all this:
My daughter saw something in me and what I was trying to do. She believes in me and my goals. I have gained her respect. She has watched me this almost 1 year struggle. She has seen me exhausted because I choose to sleep less and workout. She has dealt with my crankiness from struggles. She has seen all of me, struggle, cry, laugh, meet goals, grow stronger mentally and physically. NOTHING and I mean NOTHING else could matter more to me. If I never encourage or inspire one other person- That is OKAY because I have inspired my daughter. She will live a healthier and therefore better quality of life. She has learned from all this and has been encouraged to become healthier. She has begun running. I just had no idea that I had touched her heart. That is PRICELESS.
I can not thank God more for encouraging me to take this journey. To respect what He has made and given me. It has been hard but a great blessing.
Here is another link of my daughter Hannah’s video for her mama- http://youtu.be/UBk1yfSt3w0