About a year ago I hit a rough spot in my parenting. I could look you in the face and tell you, “I do not enjoy my children.” And not just every once in a while like when they colored on the walls or something silly like that; it was pretty much a constant feeling of being annoyed. Knowing that it was not the fault of my children rather an issue I had to deal with in my own heart I began seeking help in prayer and from the people around me. One of my friends is a great sounding board for me because she always has practical ideas for finding solutions. We came up with the idea of a journal about what I am learning from my kids and what I value in them. I started writing down things and as the weeks progressed I came to find my attitude towards my children changing.
Today I can stand before you, look you in the face, and tell you with full assurance, “My children are a delight and a joy.” I thank the Lord that he has brought me to this place through a number of wonderful friends, godly examples and countless influences by way of teachings, blogs, books, ideas, etc.
May I encourage you? There is hope for those tough spots in your life. Be proactive and seek the help you need. Take heart today.