MARVELous

I have entered into a new phase of motherhood.

My girls have crossed the bridge from kids to tweens, and now we are smack dab in the middle of the teen years- when the unexpected is always to be expected.

These days, I am doing everything I can to be the strong mother my teen girls need, while also trying to cultivate a relationship with them- one that will stand the test of time.

So, my oldest had one request of me last week- to watch every single Marvel movie that has been made- so that I could then go with her to see Endgame (this will be her second time, and my first). I have to admit to you that watching movies is NOT my idea of fun. I have a short attention span, and don’t like the idea of sitting on a couch with my eyes glued to a TV for hours at a time… but I love my daughters and knew that this invitation was a huge blessing- a blessing that my oldest actually WANTS to sit with me on a couch for hours and hours, and also that by watching these movies- I am getting to connect with the girls in an entirely new way. Oh- and I can’t say no to a challenge!

And in these 15 hrs or so we have spent watching Marvel movies, I have grown to love the charisma and charm of Iron Man, I have admired the bravery of Captain America, and I now love to hate Loki.

But even more special is the shared experience of doing something the girls love WITH them.

I am so thankful for my daughters. They are independent thinkers, intelligent, funny, thoughtful… and how cool is it that they are actually people that I enjoy being with? They are MARVELous! And how amazing it is that they actually WANT to spend time with me?!

I am blessed.

Hope all the “moms” out there have a MARVELous Mother’s Day!!

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Julie is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene. She has a passion for leading worship, writing songs, preaching, teaching, and thrift store shopping. Julie has two amazing teenage daughters, two dogs ("fur babies"), and one wonderful hubby :)

2 thoughts on “MARVELous

  1. I relate to this so much. My husband and kids wanted me to do the same thing before Endgame. I didn’t even want to go at first, but I am SO GLAD I did and have truly enjoyed the entire experience. We didn’t have a chance to watch all the movies beforehand but now it is me taking the kids to the library so we can rent The Winter Soldier and catch up with Thor. Congrats on this new phase of motherhood and enjoy the movie!

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    1. That’s awesome that you have started watching them too! We did the same thing- my daughter made a list of all the movies we needed to get from the library! We have a few recorded from tv, a few from the library, we own some, and then we have rented 3 so far. I have really enjoyed them so far and Iron Man is by far my favorite super hero ❤️ I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

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