I recently came across the following article and it said everything that I have been thinking and experiencing these last few years.
It also has challenged me to the core! It has challenged me to let go of my frustrations, which are really just selfish desires, and to be even more in-the-moment with my kids.
After I read this, I was struck with the realization that I have had this happen to me so many times lately. I have had so many comments from people saying:
"Why would you put yourself through that?"
"How do you cope?"
I could go on but I won't. I can so easily recognize it now as people valuing other "things" in this life above the precious gift of children. I am guilty of this myself! I can very easily slip into wanting to do my own thing each day and when that thing gets interrupted then the frustration and anger sets in.
I can see this issue goes beyond raising children. True sacrifice is not a very popular option.
How can we change that?