I read this on my new favorite blog tonight and it is exactly what I needed tonight after a long, overwhelming day:
Parenting is not for the lazy. There is no quick fix or easy solution to raising children that honor God. Children require quantity time—our time. Repetition is endless. Sometimes they need us to stand up for them and sometimes they need us to stand up to them. We cannot be afraid, nor can we be too tired. We must not grow weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. (Gal. 6:9) So, we must do our best and then do some more…more guiding, more loving, more correcting, more listening, more rebuking, more encouraging….more, more, more.
It encourages me for my tomorrow! You can read the whole blog post here. While you are there, check out her book. I am hoping to get back to reading it pretty soon and plan to post my own little review...but don't hold your breath on that one...I've been planning to get that done for a few months now!