To Train Up a Child

In the years between the momentous day a tiny, helpless infant enters your world and the emotional day when your child — now a young man or young woman — strikes off on their own, it’s not only the child who will grow and transform, but the mother too. Some stages of parenthood are more physical, like the sleep-deprivation of new motherhood or chasing toddlers, and some are more emotional, like dealing with hormonal teenagers or high school graduations. Five of our eight children have grown up and moved out, and I can tell you, it doesn’t get any easier. … Continue reading To Train Up a Child