Parenthood: Through The Struggle There Is Joy

So I think we can all agree that parenting is tough in general. On a normal day the struggle can be so real…like, “it’s 9 AM but is it bed time yet?” struggle or 


The struggle is hard and it’s real and it has gotten even harder for us right now as we begin the wait to get our oldest son, Silas who is 4, evaluated for what we believe could be a central auditory processing disorder (CAPD). What this means is that we believe he can hear what we are saying but something is getting lost in the understanding and comprehension. Which inevitably leads to issues with attention, obedience, and following directions. So the struggle of parenthood is tough, coming to terms that something might be wrong is even more tough…. but that’s not what this post is about, this is not it at all! This post is about the hope and joy I catch glimpses of throughout each and every day that I am blessed to spend with my boys. The joy is found in the insatiable smiles, laughs, and affections I receive from both my boys. It’s found in the incessant “Momma, I love you” that come out of my sons mouth. It’s from the adorable conversations I hear Silas have with himself and the way his eyes light up when he gets excited about something. So when times get tough and I’m stressed or worried about what’s to come for us I remember all those glimpses of joy that my boys bring me each and every day. So, all my mommy friends reading this (and the daddy’s too) when times are hard and your feeling those struggles overwhelm you, think about the glimpses of joy your children give you each and every day! Trust me when I tell you it doesn’t take long for you to figure out which moments give you that glimpse of joy. 

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  1. Intentional Hospitality · · Reply

    Just remember, my CAPD child didn’t learn to read until around 11 or 12. It turned out ok, he graduated with honors with a bachelorette and is at Southern Seminary now. (and yes, we still have to repeat everything over and over for it to register to take out the trash) lol

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