Perhaps it takes courage to raise children…
Our youth can’t possibly know how age thinks and feels. But as we age we are guilty of being too busy-brained when we forget and ignore our memories of what it was like to be young.
Spending time with my son helps me tap into my younger mind – he keeps me on my toes. And for that I am grateful.
But I still struggle as a parent. I struggle to be present. I struggle to be patient. I struggle to remember. Almost every single day.
Every parent battles with parenthood in their own way. Because parenting is not easy.
What helps me is journaling about the lessons parenthood is gradually teaching me, and then referring back to what I’ve learned when I’m struggling and forgetful.
Today, I want to share some quotes from my parenting journal with you. Perhaps they will assist you someday, the way they have assisted me again this morning…
- Trust yourself. You know far more than you think you do.
- Parenting is unquestionably one of the hardest things you’ll ever do, but in exchange it teaches you about the meaning and power of unconditional love. [Read more…]