“Having kids – the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings – is the biggest job anyone can embark on. As with any risk, you have to take a leap of faith and ask lots of wonderful people for their help and guidance. I thank God every day for giving me the opportunity to parent.”
― Maria Shriver
So, I was having a not so good day today that was filled with many toddler tantrums, not wanting to eat, not wanting to nap and so much more. And then I read a blog post suggested from a friend about parenting and how I’m not alone in my efforts as a mom to do our best with our children when we are just so
tired, incompetent, frustrated. It turned my day around. It encouraged me. I felt like I wasn’t alone in my efforts to do my best. ( I mean, am I the only one who prays for patience constantly and also for nap time to come sooner than later??)
I found this quote and loved it. It makes me think of so many of my good friends who I have come to with ENDLESS questions about child raising. Questions that sounded a little like:
“Why does she…”, “Is it normal that..”, “Did your kids ever…”, “I feel silly for asking, but…”, “Okay, I know I’ve asked you this before, but um…”, “HYPOTHETICALLY speaking, if one were to…” and so many more questions.
Regardless, I’m so thankful for this journey as a parent.