It’s Monday and you deserve a high-five just because. If there is the slightest chance it will make your day a bit better… high fives ALL AROUND!! It may be a little early in the day/week/everrrr to talk about this, but it’s on my mind so here goes.

Any other moms + dads out there have right-on-the-cusp-of-puberty-10 year old kids? Lord Jesus help me with the mood swings and the independence exertion and the GIRLS. How does my tiny baby boy have girls showing up at the house looking for him? And I am allowed to have frustrated facial expressions because I’m old and because I AM THE PARENT. You, child, are not the parent nor are you old so just stop it. For all of you out there in the same predicament, let’s do this together. Let’s keep each other from the ledge of crazy and say nice + pretty things to each other so that we survive this. {Seriously, if you have a friend or relative that is going through this, pick up the phone right now and send them a nice + pretty text. They need it.} You are doing GREAT! You are not going to kill your child and they are going to still love you even if you have thoughts of doing just that. Today may almost break you but tomorrow they will be happy again and bring you flowers from the back yard and want to hug you… as long as there are no friends around… then you’re on your own.

Sometimes I am amazed that we keep having children. It’s hard work, ya’ll! So much time, money and emotional trauma goes into getting a child from the womb to adult without one of you losing your ever-lovin’ mind. But somehow we DO keep having babies. It may or may not be somewhat about our IN-ability as a human race to not have sex. {because: sex} But even with all of the difficulty and stress, these babes of ours are our seed in the earth. So let’s feed and water the heck out of them and make sure they make it to adult.

So even though you may want to wring their tiny little perfect necks some days, remember that you are cultivating something of such value that the world needs. Remember that there is no one who can love your babies the way YOU DO. God chose YOU to be their parent. God knew that you would do the best job with these tiny gifts. And while you will absolutely screw up more than you would like to admit, you will get it right more often than not. We are going to get through this together!

Keep your head up, moms and dads. You’ve got this.

I sure do love you all! (especially YOU!)


0 thoughts on “IN THIS TOGETHER

  1. Abbie Bullard says:

    This is fantastic! Except I am feeling that way about an 8 year old and two year old at the same time, "like lord Jesus help me not to kill my children today! Haha!" Thanks for this, and it’s good to know we aren’t alone!

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