I love my kids, but like I've told them, "I am not your friend, I am your parent. You HAVE friends. Too many kids have parents who want to be their friend, when what they really need is for their parents to act like PARENTS." My kids soo agree.
There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will. ~Epictetus ~ On page August 3 in THE BOOK OF AWAKENING, Mark Nepo writes about 'The Stripping of Our Will.
Your greatest contribution to the kingdom of God may not be something you do but someone you raise - Andy Stanley I never forget how blessed I am to be raising kids that challenge my walk--they are a light to me.