Over the next few weeks, Teri and I would like to share some of the things that we’ve learned as parents. We certainly don’t know all that there is to know about parenting and when it comes to parenting anything besides two boys we don’t have any experience. But, I know the readers of this blog are smart and, in some way, can apply what we have to share to your situation.
I tried to figure out a good pattern to what we’ll share but couldn’t come up with anything so we’ll just jump right in…this week I wanted to address family identity. However, I’m making a last minute detour…
No matter what you do for a living, where you live, or how old your children are, seasons come and go. Some people call them phases – you know, “He’s going through a phase.”
The truth is, those bad things that happen for a while, they’re right – it’s a phase. But so are the good times. As parents, we need to make the best of that time, because the clock never stops ticking. I once heard a speaker go on and on about the NFL draft and how it worked. When one team made their pick, the officials would call out the next team and say, “You’re on the clock.”
That stuck with me – As parents, we’re on the clock, what choice are you going to make?
When my son was born, it was like a new world opened. I had so many plans for me and for him…and I had at least 18 years. More than 930 weekends. That’s a lot! And it’s easy to think that you have time.
How much time do you really have?