The parenting marathon
Parenting is like a marathon... an ongoing, sometimes strenuous, step-by-step pushing on toward a distant goal over the horizon. We parents must continually persevere in our efforts to discipline, inspire, and instruct our little people to become the responsible and amazing people they can be.
Sometimes we wonder if we are getting through or making any impact. Still we keep at it. Right foot, left foot. Over and over. Hoping that one day we'll see a sign that our children are growing in the right direction, and we will take that encouragement, like a cup of water offered along the road, and press on some more. Right foot, left foot. Keeping on.
So do not become discouraged by the bumps along the way. The race may be long, but when it is through, we will think it far too short.