“I see you, do you see me?”
Take time to be still and to watch your children free from judgment, criticism, or the need to correct.
Take time to see them for who they are.
Perfect and imperfect. Beautiful and learning, just like you.
Being a parent is a challenge for a reason. Children are a blessing and come with much to teach us. They come with just the right combination of knowing how to melt our hearts and also what buttons to push so that we may grow into better human beings. They provide us with plenty of opportunities to practice love, kindness, patience, and compassion. And in return they give us their open mind and open heart to make our impression on. It can be tough being a parent, but remember it can be tough being a kid sometimes too.
In your journey as a parent keep in mind that at any time you can ask God to help you in your parenting. Sometimes this is the strength we need to know we are not alone.
God please help me to be a good parent and to honor who my children are as they grow wholly into themselves.
Thank you God for my beloved children.