Someone who has influenced me is …… my husband. I think his influence in the early years of our marriage was in his leadership, his courage, and being more ready for change than I was. I was the follower. Perhaps thinking I was supposed to be the follower. Something about submission – since I was being taught this by books on marriage from the Christian sphere. Submission to a courageous leader is easier when you’re scared of making change anyways.
Now we influence each other. It feels more equal to me, but I think I’m the one who changed more. I enjoy the balance.
Now my daughters have grown to have a great influence on me. It is so amazing to hear their thoughts on so many issues, causing me to pause, to think, to reconsider, to learn.