I probably should write this post on my other blog, but since I just got done with editing over 500 pictures from a vacation that my family and I took recently, I thought I’d say it hear.
I thought I’d say that I like being a parent. Before having children, I pitied most parents and couldn’t really tell that my parents ever really enjoyed, fully, being parents. When I became a parent, when anyone becomes a parent, you get that getting whether someone enjoys parenthood is kind of hard to see on the outside all of the time.
Parenthood, being a parent, are hard. There are sleepless nights and battles and stress and tears, lots of tears. From the outside looking in, it’s easy to see these things. But parenting is also very sweet. And that’s why people have kids and cry when their kids grow up or get married or graduate from preschool.
I like being a parent. I like helping my children grow into adults. I like being instrumental in their development. I like building sand castles and blowing bubbles and sliding down hot, plastic slides.
I like being a parent. I like hearing “I love you” and looking at pictures of good times.
I like being a parent.
If you are a parent, do you have particular moments when you think about just how lucky you are to be a parent?