I don’t have this all figured out, but what I do know is that — somewhere between that infant sleeping (or not) in the crib, and standing at the end of the driveway to send that same child out into the world — there comes at least one moment in every parents’ life where they know they have absolutely no idea what they’re doing.
Parenting is hard work, people. Plain and simple. There are glorious moments and belly laughs and hugs so beautiful they melt your heart. But, in the folds of all that beauty…in the in between…there are also days of doubt and worry, and feeling confident you’ve earned a spot on an upcoming episode of Dr. Phil.
You’re not alone. I promise you. And you are good at what you do. Not perfect, but really, really good. No one loves your children like you do. No one loves them more than God. Releasing them to Him is the best thing going, because those moments in between the beauty are the things that make you fold in on yourself, if you’re not careful.
And you don’t want to fold in on yourself, and miss the beauty just around the corner.