“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
– Galatians 6:9 NIV
Being a parent is exhausting sometimes, isn’t it? I find that this time of year is especially crazy and draining. The school year is winding down and my kids have many extra concerts, parties, and performances on top of their already full schedules. Summer vacation is already on the horizon for them and homework has been more of a chore to complete.
As parents, it’s easy for us to get so consumed and overwhelmed with the day-to-day of parenting: changing diapers, making lunches, cleaning up toys, school drop off and pick up, taxi cabbing the children to and fro, homework, baths and tuck ins. That doesn’t even include the challenges like temper tantrums, tears, and sibling fights! Mix it all together and it’s no wonder that we’re exhausted, mentally and physically, by the end of the day.
Because we’re so busy and tired, we often don’t pause long enough to step back and see how all that we do makes a difference. The daily grind feels so common, so mundane that we miss how important it really is.
Every moment we invest into our children matters. Whether we’re playing games with them, helping them with homework, driving them to piano or preparing them a meal, these moments matter. They’re shaping the character of our kids. We’re giving them lessons and memories they’ll carry with them into adulthood. They’re constantly learning from us, whether we realize it or not.
So Moms and Dads, let us hold close Paul’s words in Galatians 6:9. Let’s no grow weary in doing good, let’s remain steadfast and confident that what we do for our kids day in and day out matters. Our sacrifice of time and energy for our kids are seeds we’re sowing that will produce a harvest in the future.
Keep on keeping on!