Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Keeping the fire lit

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!

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