Day 24: What’s your favorite and least favorite thing about parenthood?

March 4, 2014

Part of the 30 day challenge series

My favorite thing. You!  Watching you grow, learn, fall and get back up again.  Seeing and hearing your growing inventory of facial expressions and sounds.  And delighting over you together with appa.

Just this morning, after I nursed you, I asked you in Korean, “Ian, where’s appa?”  You looked thoughtfully up to the ceiling and said, “‘ppa.”  Then you sucked in your breath with excitement and said rapidly, “Appa appa appa,” and started crawl-charging to your door.  You pulled it back, knocked our door open, and made a beeline to his side of the bed.  He stirred as you came into the room, and when you saw him, you pulled to stand up by his legs.  Then we lifted you onto the bed and just cooed over you and smothered you with kisses.  I love these moments!

My least favorite thing. The way I handle the added stresses that come with taking care of a precious little life.  So it has to do with my response to the heat and added cares that come with parenting rather than you.  Oh to trust God more, to give in less to my flesh, and walk by the Spirit as your umma!

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