Moms See Their Mistakes But Their Children See More

Mark and I are on the verge of entering a new phase in life. One that leaves us lost most of the time. We have two full-blown “pre-teeners with a tude”. Yep, we need serious prayer.

I have to admit, I’m not handling it very well. On moment I’m mourning the loss of having a “little one” around and other times I’m looking at my calendar, counting down the days until they leave for college.

My natural response for when they get snarky with me is to one-up-them with my own snarkiness (is that even a word??). Then I walk away wondering  if I’m little-by-little chipping away the bond we hold. I’ve been talking to anyone with teenagers, trying to absorb any wisdom and insight they have to offer.

I feel like I’m screwing up all the time.

I found a video the other day that nourished my soul and reminded me of the goodness that lies in the heart of a child. It allowed me to breathe and relax. I may have moments of snarkiness but my moments of loving them and serving them trumps the bad and is building a bond that will last a life time.

If you have a chance, take three minutes to watch it – and be sure to have a Kleenex with you.



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