I went into parenting thinking that I had all the answers. It only took a week with a newborn for me to realize that I did not know it all.
When my kids were toddlers I went to bed most nights feeling overwhelmed. The preschool years got easier in some ways and more difficult in other ways.
It feels strange to me now that they are school-aged. They are so different than me. Who are they? It’s a bit scary and exciting all at the same time!!!!
Every day I discover what makes them sad or happy. When I watch how they react in different life situations, I learn a great deal about their temperaments and how they receive love. This helps me serve them better. And when I say “serve” I mean as God intends.
God holds the wheel for our family and I am learning to be a quiet passenger. I have to take several deep breaths and hold my tongue a lot. If I don’t, I end up telling God what I direction I want to go and I miss out on what He is showing me along the way.
It’s a rough world we live in and – to read the rest of my post Thriving In Motherhood – Surrender