Here is to good parenting.
To being kind. To staying up late. To patience. To showing up.
And to spending time with some of the greatest people I will ever know.
See, while there are a million things that I don’t care about failing at.
There are only two or three things in this world that I really want to get right – and parenting is one of them.
So beautiful and quick, I wish I could record all of it.
Remember: It is not suffering – it’s sacrifice.
To both mothers and fathers, let me share a suggestion that you may not want to hear: good parenting almost always requires sacrifice. Childhood lasts for only a brief moment, but it should be given priority while it is passing before your eyes. Watch your kids carefully. Think about what they are feeling, and consider the influences they are under. Then do what is best for them.
-Dr. James Dobson,