Photo credit – Life is a journey, time is a stream by Photographer Poetry on Flickr
Just as we tucked Zachary to sleep last night, David said to me, “How our lives have changed forever with this little boy”.
The weight on our shoulders has just gotten heavier with his arrival.
Looking back, we never had anything to be worried about during our years dating. We had no commitments and responsibilities, and we could just do anything we wished—just so we’re having fun spending time with each other. Holidays, movie dates, dinners for two, recreational outings—everything we enjoyed was focused on us, us and us.
As years went by, it struck me that, gosh, I’m all grown up now—we got engaged, we bought our 1st home, we got married and we started living our lives as husband and wife. Even more so now that we’re parents, the duty of responsibility cannot be any more real. We’re now responsible for this little child, so no matter how tough the journey gets, we can’t give up.
“When the going gets tough, the tough get going” – John F. Kennedy (1888 – 1969)
Encourage yourself with this quote every time you come to a difficult and challenging situation. Take God’s cue in the direction of your journey for He is in control. Most importantly, never give up, and trust that the joy of the Lord is your strength.