Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Parenting is hard work
Parenting is hard work. I think most of us would agree with that statement. But the rewards often exceed the work, even if they don't come consistently.
Yesterday, I ran across this article that ran in the British paper, the Daily Mail, last week. In it the author admits her children bore her to death. The reaction has been quick and varied. USA Today has run several interesting articles about the response to this cry of boredom.
Then, this morning I found this article about courageous parenting. Here are two blind parents who successfully parented three children. Wow! I hope I have a fraction of their gumption and commitment.
As a parent, I take great comfort that even in the boring moments, which do come, that God chose me to parent my children. In the challenging times, I cling to the fact He believes I am the right parent for my children. And in the fun times, I rejoice that He gave them to me.