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Parent Minute

I don’t think I’m going to survive this!

Posted on 8/8/2018 by Greg Yoder

You’re new parents. Just home from the hospital. You have these fantasies that your firstborn’s going to be PERFECT. Calm, just moments of crying, sleep—it’s shorter, but regular. You had NO idea that’s ONLY a dream because your situation’s a nightmare. Your baby isn’t happy. Screaming’s the norm. She won’t eat without projectile you-know-what, and sleep? Well, that’s only a few minutes at a time—hour max. You’re exhausted. There’s really nothing I can tell you that will help. But in life, there are seasons, and this is one that you’ll be telling your kids about. Through your tears of frustration, though, remind yourself that life isn’t fantasy. Babies are human. And that God’s ways are perfect.

Suggested Reading: Ecclesiastes 11:5

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