Going off my drifting thoughts from yesterday, I had a scary thought, one that a lot of parents might have.
-How am I supposed to raise a child and encourage them to become who God created them to be, when I'm not there yet?
Well, that's definitely going to take a lot of God and a lot of grace, and probably a lot of simple and a lot of creativity.
At this point, I only really have 3 expectations about having children:
- This is going to be the hardest thing that I've done up to this point in my life.
- Sleep is going to be a very precious commodity.
- We are going to love this baby (I know there will be frustrating times, but overall).
Surprisingly, that's it. Although those probably cover a lot of ground, especially the first one.
You get a lot of advice and stories from other people when you're pregnant. I've been listening, but I haven't been absorbing it all. Your story and experience is true for you, and I may experience some of the same things, but please don't try to place your expectations on me, I have my own. They may be too simple, but they are what I can comprehend right now. They are where I'm at.