August 16, 2015

Psalm 127:3

Most of my days are spent doing mommy duties - going to my kids' school to attend meetings, bringing their food or projects left at home, so on and so forth. I'm happy to do all those things and more for my children, except when one, or all of my children, start arguing with me. It just doesn't feel right when kids argue or answer back. But we parents must remember there is a reason kids, especially adolescent kids, argue. Maybe they struggling from peer pressure; homework; pimple; social awkwardness. 

Parents, specifically moms like me, cannot be blamed too for feeling sad, hurt or mad when children argue.  I recently had a talk with co-parents in school, and they all agree it feels bad when kids talk back.

My husband reminds me that we've gone through the same pace before and that I should stretch my patience and understand the intense emotions with which our kids are struggling now.

I get what my husband said but the homily from last Sunday's Mass strengthened my will to be a more loving and caring mother. The priest said, "not everybody is given the gift of becoming parents, so do love and understand your children. 

"Behold, children are a [a]gift of the Lord,
The fruit of the womb is a reward."
- Psalm 127:3 

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