Life with kids is seriously so crazy and so hard and so fun. Being a parent is not only amazing, but extremely hard. I mean I love them like crazy…I only love Jesus and Josh more…so they’re pretty high up on my list. Life with the wee Kelleys is never dull…never, ever, ever dull.
I struggle just like most parents out there to find balance and to be fun, but firm and to not lose my ever loven’ mind every day and to be patient and to love hard and to care and instill and invest and apologize when I yell and make mistakes. That’s a lot to try and do on my own.
One of my goals for this year is to let God have His children back because I’ve been holding them a bit too tightly and acting as if they really are mine, when they are really God’s and He’s just entrusted Josh and I with them for a bit. So I’m trying to get back to letting God teach me how to parent His wee Kelleys.
That’s kind of hard for me to do because I have these little pictures and all these dreams for what I imagine Harper, Hudson, Solomon and Amon will be. And then God reminds me, “Maybe that’s not what I have planned for them Laura.” This past year, more than ever, I have been learning to embrace and love and cherish the fact that God has walked our days out ahead of us and to plan in pencil because God has His plans and they far exceed anything I could ever imagine.
So I’m learning to let Him guide me in this crazy thing called “parenting.” It’s terribly hard for me, but goodness knows this is a lesson I have needed to learn…I’m pretty good at botching things up and there are 4 wee Kelleys who I certainly don’t want to botch.
And a high-5 or fist bump to all you parents out there today because certainly you could use a bit of encouragement…this is not an easy task, that’s for sure.
Ephesians 2:10 “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”
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