After School Shenanigans:
It’s tough, all the after school shenanigans! The things that these kids go through, that we as parents go through…it’s tough. I try and say a quick prayer every morning before the kids go to school and every afternoon when they return. A prayer for their safety, protection, attentiveness, awareness, perseverance and for them to have respect for their teachers and peers. I also pray that when they return, they are not bombarded with homework and after school activities. That they are able to take it in stride and just enjoy being a kid. But it’s tough, they come home with assignments and commitments and already are feeling the stressors of the world. And sometimes I find myself making this already stressful situation even worse by screaming and once again stressing that we need to stick to a schedule and focus, get things done and move on to the next assignment or activity. At the end of the day, we are all just a big hodgepodge of emotions and you just hope and pray that your child came out of it unscathed.
It’s tough… but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I am thankful for this my passing storm for tomorrow will be a better day. I will do better and I will be better for my kids…for my husband, for my family. Yes, it’s tough and may at some points get tougher but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m thankful for my babies, thankful for God’s merciful hand in all of this, and so incredibly thankful for my Big Papa J for giving me this amazing opportunity to be able to be home with my kids. It’s tough… but it’s a good tough, and I’m thankful for this tough and will take it over any other tough experience because my kids, my husband and my family are happy, healthy and safe. And I thank God, I praise God through the toughs, through the storms. God is good!!