It’s too bad raising kids doesn’t come with a set of instructions. Many books have been written on the subject and most think they have all the answers, but each case is different and so is every child. There’s no” one size fits all” when it comes to being a parent. You almost have to take each moment as it comes and simply do the best you can.
If I knew then all the things I know now, I’m sure I would’ve done a better job of parenting. Unfortunately years of experience often come with the cost of an aging body and a lack of energy, so I’m sure this is why the female body is designed to have children when they’re younger, if for nothing else than to be able to keep up with them. Can you imagine Sarah’s first thoughts when she finally became pregnant at the age of 90?
Learning through experience can often be best. We learn through our mistakes – take things as they come – sometimes give up and feel like total failures – blame ourselves – make more mistakes – are way too hard on ourselves – did I mention giving up?
Like anything we experience in life, placing it in God’s hands will make the road less difficult. The Bible is filled with great information on how to love as God loves us. Pray every day for your children. Enjoy the ride – there is joy in the little things – even the oatmeal on the ceiling, your spray painted dog and gum in the hair. Trust that God is with you in the journey. The end result will amaze you. Not only will you wind up with a great kid, but you’ll discover you didn’t do such a bad job after all.