LIFE IT’S WORTH THINKING ABOUT – from radio spots by Mal Garvin
JOYS OF PARENTHOOD
It’s said a mother’s patience is like a tube of toothpaste; it’s never quite all gone – well maybe not!
Increasing mums are finding it harder to hold it together, with feelings of desperation sometimes bursting out in anger. It’s amazing though, how many mums and dads manage to hang on, particularly if they can later find somewhere to debrief their frustrations. With a little support the very part that felt vulnerable and ready to blow out can gradually be strengthened. Given space and support, most of us have found that which threatened to destroy, ultimately strengthened us. In fact many of us ruefully acknowledge, it was our children who grew us up!
It’s probably good to remind us all of us who have to carry responsibility that the Bible says “God gives His peace to those who keep their purpose firm and put their trust in Him.”
FROM THE BIBLE
“He gives his peace to those who keep their purpose firm and put their trust in him.”
When I’m feeling emotionally “all over the boat” just to refocus on my purpose, knowing that’s what you ask of me, lifts me. Thank you that I can trust you for the strength to do what you’ve given me to do.