So. Apparently being an aunt to 10 amazing nieces and nephews didn’t qualify as enough research for writing an Apocalypse Survival Guide for Kids.
13 months ago, I began an incredible, life-changing journey. It kicked off with 3 pregnancy tests confirming I did not in fact have the flu!
4 months after the birth, (aka, the Red Push, which was an *event*) I’m beginning to think God meant “Survival Guide *to* Kids.” (For days that feel like the end of the world… and the beginning of a new one.)
Parenting internship: Year 1
What a beautiful, breathtaking, blessed journey. I would not trade it for the world. And we are just getting started!
Setting expectations (low)
I can’t promise regular updates. I have a small child and a job. Also, I treasure sleep. 🙂
I can’t promise perfection. I do promise honesty. I do promise real, (read “messy”). And hopefully a few laughs along the way.
I promise God is good. I know He brings joy to 5am triple mudslides that take out 3 diapers, onesie, and changing table cover. I know He brings peace when I run out. (This does not take long).
My typical prayers look something like this: “God it’s me. Yep, it’s been 3 minutes. I need help again.”
Learning from smarter people
Also, I have the incredible good fortune to know many people wiser than myself. (They are not hard to find.)
I hope to use this as a forum to pass their experience, humor, and encouragement on to you. I desperately need it myself :).
You are amazing
Also, much love. To all you amazing moms, dads, aunts uncles, grandparents, teachers, neighbors, volunteers, friends…
Anyone who steps into the life of a child and offers a helping hand. May God richly bless you.
And may God multiply your sleep tonight!
Grace and peace,