“Where did he get this wisdom and his special powers? Isn’t he the carpenter’s son? Isn’t Mary his mother…”
I am the sum total of both my parents. I’d like to think though that I am more of a successful fusion of two complete paradox rather than a genetic experiment gone wild (just kidding). Tender and tough, gentle and rough. That’s how my parents were. Those are what best describe me as well. What we are and how we deal with life right now have so much to do with how our parents raised and taught us, and how they lead by example. This is what makes this whole parenting thing truly wonderful. Being a parent is a gift from God. A gift that should not be wasted. A gift that should be used to serve His purpose. As parents, our challenge now is to be that amazing gift to our child every single day.