We’ve all heard that people come into our lives for a reason. For a long time, for me, those “people” were friends, colleagues, DMV personnel, bank tellers, and customer service reps at the utility companies. You get the idea.
It’s only when I became a parent that I realized that those ‘people’ included my children. Why this didn’t occur to me earlier is a mystery I can’t solve. I’m just thankful I realized it when I did.
My kids have taught me more about myself than nearly anyone in my life. I’ll never know why God chose to give me these souls to teach me some really tough lessons but I’ve learned not to doubt His decisions.
People think because I write a blog called “Parenting for Purpose” that I have some magic answers or slick tips on how they can be a better parent. I only have one.
Be a better version of you and then you will be the best parent ever.
I share my lessons so that maybe I can prevent one person from making the same mistakes I’ve made or even better, that I inspired you to make a change in your life; to be open to the everyday challenges disguised as lessons designed specifically for you.
I’m a work in progress and will be until I leave this earth. Every day I learn something new or have an insight that’s just a bit different than the day before. My purpose is to share those lessons and insights in the best way I know how – through my words. That’s my gift – communication that leads to revelation that leads you to improve your life.
So when you read through my mishaps and milestones, remember that I experienced every one of these things. I did my best to pull the lessons out of each challenge and to express my gratitude when the little miracles happened. My hope is that you find comfort, a bit of humor, and maybe a companionship with me because we are all on the same journey with the same purpose. Be the best person you can be, then everything else will flow from that.
May God bless you abundantly every day and may you always know you are loved unconditionally and infinitely.