Saturday, September 1, 2012

Hard Being A Parent

I think every parent has said this at one time or another.  And it is true.  Being a parent is one of the hardest jobs in the world.  Of course, we all think we are going to be better parents than our own parents.  We go through the, I am never going to raise my voice, I am never going to spank my child, then we all grow our parents finger and wonder, where did it come from.  We realize that there is a difference between a spanking and a beating.  We wonder if anything we do is right or wrong.  We laugh, we cry, we hold them, we let them spread their wings, we allow them to fall, we allow them to pick themselves up.  All because we love them so much. 

Let's face it.  We are all human.  We will all do our best with what we know.  We will make mistakes and so will our children.  I read somewhere once, God couldn't control Adam and Eve, what makes you think you can control your children?  It is so true.  And when it comes down to it, we don't want full control any more than He does, otherwise, we would all be robots under someones control.

So remember, whether you think you are doing it right or wrong, your right.  No parent is perfect and neither are their children.  Adore them, cherish them.  Love them in good and bad times.  Always remember they were given to you as a gift, even the ones He takes back home all too soon.  Be thankful, God has trusted you to be a parent and knows you are not perfect.

Love and laughter

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