Each stage of parenting is tough. It’s tough having newborns, tough when they start crawling and walking, tough when they hit the terrible two’s /three’s (and it often continues way longer than that!), tough when school decisions must be made. And I’ve heard that the pre-teen and teen years are even tougher.
When I look at parenting as a journey things seem a little simpler. When I remind myself that the journey doesn’t have to be perfect, I find joy. God will give me grace for each step and stage, and through His unwavering love, I will love.