Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Being a parent....

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.


~Lindsay~ said...

Hi Friend! Well, I may not be a parent but I have had days where I sometimes do feel like cussing. But I just want to tell you that I think you are an amazing mom and you and Michael do a fantastic job! Nobody is perfect, and all you need to do is what you already do: focus on Christ. :) I love you all and miss you and I'm so proud of you!

katie said...

Working out at the gym, getting together with friends without kids, and being outside as much as possible help me. : )