Parenting is hard.
There’s no way around it. You think once they grow up and become independent, your worries diminish.
The older my kids get, the trickier it gets to parent them. You want to do it right. You want your kids to be happy.
This past year has been the hardest so far. Some days I want to throw my hands up in the air because I have no idea what to do. Some days I want to trade challenges with someone else. “I’ll give you one of my big challenges for two of your little ones.” But, of course, that’s just not possible and it isn’t right. I believe I am given challenges to teach me something that I need to learn in this life. I also believe that I can find a way to conquer (or at least endure) those challenges through prayer and study and seeking answers.
And unconditional love for those I’m parenting.
So, whenever you feel like throwing your hands up in the air and calling foul on your challenges (parenting or otherwise), look again. You’ll find what you need to keep going.