This week has been filled with lots of parent duties: helping with homework, making meals, and shuffling kiddos from one after-school activity to the next. It is a busy season of life. It doesn’t always feel glamorous. I know many of you are in the same boat. At times it’s easy to feel like you’re managing a process and not really moving ahead. But you are moving ahead…and more. You are changing lives. I think the act of giving needs to be recognized more in the world. I have to consciously remind myself that these years are so critical to our children, and all of the countless hours are an investment in their self-worth and future.
This message is for anyone who expresses love by helping another. Maybe you’re a parent working extra hard right now, or helping an elderly relative, or mentoring a child, or taking care of someone in a way they cannot care for themselves. There are so many acts of love. Keep up the good work. Your dedication is changing a life.