Go back a few years in your mind to your childhood and picture yourself in school. Try to remember how you felt when you had been striving to understand a concept and you finally got it. Goosebumps! That lightbulb going off in your head! Ecstatic joy! You got it! Nothing felt so good! Well, I wanted to start a blog for parents and for grandparents about parenting, where you and your child could feel like “You’ve got it!” in this difficult world of parenting. Parenting is one of the most difficult jobs that we are called to do. When the baby is born he or she does not come with a parenting manual. We have to learn how to parent from how we were parented, what we have seen modeled, and what we learn on our own. What makes it even more challenging is that once we think we have it all figured out for one child, the next child comes along, and none of our strategies work for him or her. It is so easy to throw up our hands in despair when dealing with issues such as sibling rivalry, defiance, and bedtime issues. Thank goodness that we have the Lord to help us in our parenting. He is always present, giving us guidance, encouragement, and strength. He tells us in Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he shall not depart from it.” We don’t have all of the answers, but the Lord does, for He has a plan for a hope and a future for all of our children. My purpose for this blog is to share some of my own personal anecdotes about parenting and then share additional resources that may be helpful to you in your parenting journey, so that you can experience the “I’ve got it!” sensation and have a good night’s rest feeling that all is right in your tiny corner of the world.
May the Lord keep you in the palm of His hand,