Parenting Sucks (Sometimes)!

Being a parent is ……

Laying awake listening for the door to open

Knowing you can’t truly rest until the other part of your heart returns

Being a parent is ……

Setting a curfew for your teenager

Knowing at some point that your child will test the limit and forget how to tell time

Being a parent is ……

Allowing your child to mess up

In the safe cocoon of your home

Hoping they learn how to be a responsible adult

By enforcing consequences for their actions

Being a parent is ……

Having faith in a higher being to protect your heart

And releasing the breath you didn’t know you were holding

When you hear, “Mom, I’m home.”

 

2014 Michelle Rayford

 

Posted on April 28, 2014, in Family, random thoughts and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I hear you have four of my own. Three are grown, two have their own. the other grown one is still here with me , and my youngest one just turned a teen. The one that is still under my roof is 25 ,and he is about to get an eviction notice because he thinks he can come and go under my roof as he please.

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