Being the Parent of a Parent
When your children have children, you start to wonder if you were a good parent. I see my daughter playing and laughing, singing and dancing, cooking and caring for my grandson. Did I ever play that much? I don’t remember it.
Being a good parent of a parent
Then that brings up all kinds of memories. When I worked all day at the computer, taking breaks to remember to feed and check on the kids. We drove places and they talked among themselves, did I join in and make it more fun? When we had vacations and all I wanted to do was lay down in peace.
Was I a good mother? My children think I was the cool mom. They remember me listening to them. I taught them bible verses. They remember me asking them to stay home from school, they were sick, but the test, mom! I barely remember those times.
I remember sweet baby faces. And I remember being exhausted most of the time. I remember dancing to music videos. Or letting them dance while I cooked or cleaned. I remember the rolling of eyes. A parent is ‘less than’ during the teen years.
But I also remember the times we prayed together. I remember the encouraging words they have shared with me. There are the jokes and the fun I remember. But mostly I remember the feel of them in the same room, busy with their thing. And I miss them.
Are you a good parent? Need tips on Godly parenting?
Proverbs 31:28 Her children respect and bless her; her husband joins in with words of praise: