Yes, our children bring so much joy and love to our lives. Yes, our children are blessings and make us better people. Yes, we wouldn't change our kids for the world.
But, let's be realistic...it is hard! It is hard work and there are many difficult moments.
I would like to share this poem with you because it has always helped me re-focus when life gets difficult...not just with parenting, but with all life circumstances that may be challenging.
Remember What is Most Important by Vickie M. Worsham
It's not having everything go right;
it's facing whatever goes wrong.
It's not being without fear;
it's having the determination to go on in spite of it.
It's not where you stand,
but the direction you are going in.
It's more than never having bad moments;
it's knowing you are always bigger than the moment.
It's believing you have already been given everything
you need to handle life.
It's not being able to rid the world of its injustices;
it's being able to rise above them.
It's the belief in your heart that there will always be
more good than bad in the world.
Remember to live just this one day
and not add tomorrow's trouble to today's load.
Remember that every day ends and brings
a new tomorrow full of exciting new things.
Love what you do, do the best you can,
and always remember how much you are loved.
I hope this poem helps you during those difficult days too! All we can do is the best we can do...sometimes it's enough and sometimes it's not...but it's ok. We can't be too harsh on ourselves and we just keep moving forward...
P.S. If you can squeeze in some "me" time during those hard days, even better!!!