Rejecting fear

In a previous post, I wrote about my efforts to create peace in my home. And, I defined peace as the absence of fear. I know it’s cliche to say that having kids has changed me, but it truly has. I’ve heard a lot of people say that same thing over the years, and I really did expect it to happen to me. Just not to the extent that it actually has.

Having kids has made me confront my own fears and realize how much fear can control me. I’ve realized this gradually over the past year, but unfortunately, nothing has motivated me to change as much as actually witnessing fear take over someone else’s life. Lately, I’ve seen fear define and control others and this has made me even more determined to rid fear from my own life. I know that I want to be free to love and appreciate my friends and family while I still have the chance.

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