Throughout the month of April I am taking a break from writing in order to focus on other things. As a result I am re-posting some of my most popular articles.
I am a parent, and parents easily get caught in the day-to-day business of managing children, school homework, and lunches, not to mention extra curricular pursuits and puberty. It’s no surprise, then, that when your son or daughter thanks you or expresses appreciation in some way for what you do as a parent you can feel a little bit giddy.
I had one of those moments today.
I like to say my boys are the best in the world; I wish I could take credit for how good they are. They are rambunctious boys who like to make fart noises and play legos, but they are sharp and witty and respectful at least 90% of the time, which is pretty good in my book.
Today the boys went to work with me. I was able to interact with them some, but for the majority of the day they were on their own, playing Wii, legos, Minecraft, and other things.
At one point in the day one of my boys just walked up to me and said, “I love you, dad.”
Wow. That made my day. I do not get to see them often, so hearing that from him meant so much to me.
Thank you, Lord, for the small things that make the challenging days worth the effort. Thank you for my sweet, innocent boys.
What moments as a parent have encouraged you?