Parenting... What a small word to describe such a big responsibility. Yes, it's a RESPONSIBILITY!!! I whole-heartedly believe that many people just aren't made to be Parents. And then there are the few who make it look so easy, it's not even funny (no, I am not included in that). Then, there are the rest of us. Yes, I'm a parent. I'm a mom. I love being a mom. I am the mom to two wonderful kids... Audra, who's 10, and Layden, who just turned 5 on Friday. I wouldn't have it any other way.
I consider Audra to be our first miracle. She must have been based on what the doctors told me when trying to have a second child. And Layden, well, he's our other miracle, specifically chosen for us by God. We adopted him in 2007. How lucky we are to have these two miracles in our lives. I am grateful, even on the bad behavior days... Of course, I have to remind myself of my gratitude constantly in between dealing with bad choices on those days.
I can tell you that I was TOTALLY unprepared for life with a boy. And I am not afraid to admit this. And now, nearly 2 years have passed since this bright, energetic, headstrong little guy came in to our lives, I look back and see that he really has come so far. But, he does have so far to go. And the beauty of that is that we get to go down that road with him.
And let me brag on my Girl for a minute. She's a beautiful, girly-girl who's bright and outgoing. She's bubbly and funny. And she's determined to be the best she can be in school. Thank God for that.
Parenting is no easy task and I find myself envious of those who make it look so easy. But I'm certain that they have their days in the fire as well, I am just not privy to them.
Hug your kids, love your kids, thank God for your kids. They are after all miracles...