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Email of the Day: You Saw a Bigger Plan for My Life Than I Did

By Dr. Laura on May, 24 2021
Email of the Day: You Saw a Bigger Plan for My Life Than I Did

Almost 25 years ago, I called you asking whether or not my husband should take a graveyard shift at his job. My only concern at the time was how it would affect our relationship. Your response, however, was whether or not I wanted my children and our family unit to be intact and whole! I was surprised, because children hadn’t even entered into a discussion between the two of us at that point.

 

Once I hung up with you, I had a different perspective. My focus then became how we would design our lives to work around the children we didn’t have yet. I became a stay-at-home mom four years after that call, we moved to a state where my husband had a more traditional job schedule, and I’ve devoted myself to raising our two daughters to be healthy, strong and self-sufficient women. My oldest just turned 21 and my youngest will be off to college in the fall.

 

Thank you for asking a question that seemed completely random and unrelated to me at the time. You saw the bigger picture of my life that I hadn’t even considered. It changed the path of my thinking, and because of that, my daughters will be going into the world ready to conquer whatever comes their way.

 

Jennifer

You Saw a Bigger Plan for My Life Than I Did

 

 

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