Being a parent is a full time job and more.
It's showing unconditional love.
Being an example of Christ everyday, even when we mess up.
Teaching them about the world around us. Now that is a scary thought sometimes.
I never thought being a parents would challenge me in so many areas in one day.
That day was yesterday.
Holy Gina. That would describe my day without cussing. It was a cussing kind of day. (even though i don't recall cussing, it just made me want to) Ever had one of those days?
I won't go into details because today is a new day. I don't want to rehash the events from yesterday.
But I learned a lot about myself yesterday and
about parenting and how hard it can be. All I know is that without God as my guide I would lose my mind. He keeps me calm through the storms of parenting.
What keeps you calm and collected as a parent?
What things do you enjoy that help you keep going?
Mike and I are working on lists for each other of things that help us to keep going. Here are a few I have come up with:
* Working out at the gym
* Power naps
* Listening to good music before I go to bed.