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The Blessings of Parenthood

March 14th, 2010 - Category: General Parenting

Kids screaming, the house is in shambles, you haven’t had a night out with the spouse in a month, and you couldn’t be happier. Right?!

Sometimes it is easy to overlook the joy, love, and hundreds of other blessings that come from being a parent. With so much going on, it is easy to get stressed and overwhelmed with the tasks of day to day parenting. Take heart, today we want to remind ourselves of all the GOOD things that come from being a parent. Remembering some of these key reasons to be happy as a parent may help to lift our spirits and get us through another day of laundry overload and money “underload.”

  • the first time you held her in your arms
  • the first time you saw him smile
  • she said “momma” before “dadda”
  • when she had a rough first day of school, you were the person she came to for comfort
  • you have lower blood pressure (if you don’t believe me, read the article)
  • you live for someone other than yourself
  • you cried when she told you that you were her best friend
  • you get to cheer louder than anyone else in the stands at his football games
  • you’re not alone on “take your daughter to work” day
  • next month, your taxable income is reduced by $3,650 per child (kind of a joke… kind of not)

and finally… you love them :)

Of course we could extend this list forever if we really were to sit down and think of all the good things that come from having kids. It is a good idea to do this every once in a while, especially if you are feeling stressed and overwhelmed with the struggles that also come from being a parent. So let us take the next few minutes and think about our own blessings of parenthood. Please share them with us in the comments section below.

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2 Comments

  1. Karen says:

    Thank you for this message today, so needed it. It’s so easy to get caught up in the “have to’s and the get done’s” that we treat our kiddos like little soldiers and protocol robots rather than the blessed little children they are. Thank you for reminding me of their uniqueness and the blessing they are.

  2. Joe says:

    Thanks for your thoughts Karen. It’s so true. It’s really easy to lose site of what’s really important when things get hectic like we all know they do. It’s all about perspective. Keep the big picture in mind and keep on loving them… that’s what really matters.

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