Thursday, January 12, 2012

Oh the joys of parenting!

Did anyone hear the sarcasm of the title? Why do I have the privilege of mothering a high school student and a middle school student at the same time? Well, I guess I know, but yikes! This year has been a difficult one in terms of parenting. They are getting older, and thus, they have more responsibility for their own actions. But, it is so difficult letting them make their own mistakes~and suffering the consequences that arrive with said mistakes. It hurts my heart, and makes me question the right or wrong of the whole thing. Deep down, I know that it is better for them to learn now, when they are at home with a mom and dad to help brush them off and prop them back up for the next challenge ahead. But it just bugs me!

I guess I better understand my relationship to my Heavenly Father. He is around me, he sees me, and watches what I'm doing. However, I know I make mistakes all the time, and I am continually suffering the consequences thereof. I know he would like to protect me and keep me from doing dumb things, but he doesn't. If he did, would I grow? Would I become better? No. And besides, Agency is a fundamental. We all get to choose what we do with our lives. So, I can just picture Heavenly Father lovingly bashing his head against a wall, wondering just what I am doing,~the same thing I am doing concerning my own children.

Anyways, patience is a virtue. Guess I am learning all about that virtue~AGAIN!

To end this post, I would like to share a few photos of my darling angels~although I do question their angelic natures at this age. It will come back again, but I am assuming not for another 10yrs or so. They will both be in their 20's then, and will have resumed their human nature at that point. I hope. ;)

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