We have a woodstove and I decided today that parenting is much like building a fire. Some days I'm a super star and build the perfect fire. Takes one match to light and it's off and warming my home all day long. Other days it just snuffs itself out. I rearrange the wood and add more kindling. It's frustrating and soooo time consuming. I just want to walk away!
Today in frustration I did give up and walked away. And wouldn't ya know... something happened.
There is hope. With the right elements, the fire WILL eventually burn. I need to do my part. Keep pursuing. Keep attending. Even when weary. Because the eventual results are worth every frustrating minute!