Today is President George H.W. Bush's 90th birthday. One of my favorite things to do in the morning during summer is to watch the Today Show. I love sitting, drinking coffee and watching that show. Today, Jenna Bush Hager got the privilege of interviewing her grandfather. I learned something new today.
When George H. W. Bush was in WWII he had to jump out of his fighter jet. According to him he jumped wrong, and landed on part of the plane and hit his head. Thank goodness he was rescued by a USA submarine. After that jump he said that he wanted to redo the jump but... do it right. Today, he once again, jumped out of a plane. A 90 year old man sky dived!
All politics aside, this story hit me hard. A man who has experienced WAY more than I have or probably ever will wanted to redo jumping out of an airplane to get it right!!!! That blew me away.
The last month or so our daughter has...well...I guess you could say has begun premature puberty. Attitudes have sky rocketed and behavior has not been the best....nor has mine. After each argument, fight, words said, I always feel sad and sorry. I was always told that I would never know how much it hurt until I became a mom....well...it hurts. The "it" is the punishing of your own child. I hate punishing my kids. I used to think my parents enjoyed punishing me....with how much I seemed to get in trouble, well...I now know how much it hurts.
Sometimes when I get mad I say things I shouldn't say or do thing I wish I didn't do. George H.W. Bush had the choice to stay in his damaged aircraft or to jump. He chose to jump, but jumped "wrong?" This brings me to ask myself. When my "aircraft" is damaged am I going to jump? Do I stay and try to fix what I have said or done? OR do I jump? The problem with my jumping is that I might never get the chance to redo my jump. I am a mommy once. I do not get a second chance nor will I get another batch of kids. They are my plane and it is my job to protect them, do my best to not let them get damaged, and my job to NOT jump.
President George H.W. Bush was full of great wisdom and his story was very impactful to me today. I am so grateful for what he did for me and my country. He also made me think about have the chance to redo a jump.
My Repurpose for today : Polish, steer, and guide my "plane." Remember I won't get a second flight being a mom.
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