Tough love sucks. There. I said it.
The "messy" was one of the first conversations of the morning, in which I yelled. Also, the reaction that I received. Really messy.
The "lovely" was the apologies that were exchanged before we left the house for school. And I will tell you -- my heels were dug in. I didn't go first.
The "unexpected?" I'm not going to lie. My faith wasn't strong. The unexpected was that we made it to school, and there were no tears. No more angry words were exchanged. It felt a little bit like confirmation of the tough love being used by God.
The gift? Truly...baby steps. The GIFT is that this morning is behind us, and we did it.
Sometimes all God asks of us is to put one foot in front of the other.
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