When I was 8 months pregnant, I was given the one piece of parenting advice that would carry me through. <3 <3 <3 😭😭😭
Based on the article by Lindsey Maestas http://bit.ly/this2shall
Posted by For Every Mom on Tuesday, March 6, 2018
When I was eight months pregnant, I asked my brother-in-law what his number one piece of parenting advice would be.
He responded with four impactful words: “This too shall pass.”
I didn’t realize how significant that parenting advice would be for me until I had my son, Sutton. I faced hardship with my little guy that I hadn’t quite expected as a new mom, but I have also had the sweetest moments of my life with him. He is currently in the toddler stage and in the midst of his tantrums and “terrible two’s”.
In this time, I have learned so much about my selfishness and ability to lean toward the negative rather than focusing on the positive. These four words have been a strong reminder for me that each season of hardship is fleeting, but that the immeasurable beauty of each moment passes even more quickly.
Dear friends, if you are in a season of motherhood or fatherhood where you feel completely drained, you are not alone. And if you just can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel no matter how hard you search, I pray that these four words encourage your heart today.
This too shall pass.
In the moments when life feels like one big blur as you adjust to a crying newborn, late night feedings and little to no sleep – this too shall pass.
During the season when your nine-month-old is in and out of the doctor’s office because you can’t figure out why they are spitting up, not eating, not sleeping or they just can’t seem to be put down for more than five minutes – this too shall pass.
When your two-year-old toddler’s favorite word to scream is, “NO!”, when hitting/biting/throwing tantrums in every public place becomes the new norm and discipline seems never ending – this too shall pass.
In the months that nine-years-old means continuous fights with their siblings from morning until night and you feel like you can’t handle settling one more argument – this too shall pass.
And when your little baby goes off to college and you see that they need you a little less each day and have nearly forgotten the time and love that you have invested into their every moment – this too shall pass.