The ultimate test of a relationship


I can hardly believe it, but in a couple of months, I’ll be a mom to a teenager.

It’s such an amazing age,

but I have to admit,

some days I feel like I’m learning as I go.

Learning and praying that I get this parenting thing right.

Last week was a rough week.

Mike was out of town and it was one of those weeks where I felt like I had to say everything three times.

But then,


as I sat down to work on revisions to the parenting book I’m writing, I came across this quote:

The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands.

~Quoted by Alexandra Penney in Self

And I was reminded that some days, parenting is hard.

And we don’t always have to agree on everything.

We just need to keep holdings hands.

How about you? Are you parenting a pre-teen or teenager yet? It’s such a great age and it’s so neat to see my kids growing up, but it’s scary and tenuous at the same time. It seems like some days, just as I feel like I’ve got being a mom all figured out, I realize I’m starting all over.  Any tips or advice from moms of teenagers would be appreciated!

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