This morning Luke was frustrated with something that he frequently struggles with. Oliver began listing all the things Luke is good at. He then paused and looked up as if he were deep in thought and said, “Most importantly, Luke, you are good at being you and not everyone is good at that.” Needless to say, Luke was fine after that.

My boys are far from perfect. There are times when I wish I didn’t have to repeat things so often. There are times when I feel as though I am failing, like I should be doing more of this or more of that. There are times when they struggle louder than they thrive. Not this morning, though. No, this morning I was reminded how a parent’s work shines through the cracks when you least expect it to. My boys are blessed to have each other and I surely am blessed to be their mama.

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