Ok, I’m not a doctor. But my husband is halfway there…
I did write a prescription for myself this week though and I am writing it for all moms (and dads) out there reading this right now…
The Prescription: Before you go to bed, go take a peek at your sleeping children. Tuck them in, give them a kiss, say a little prayer over them. Repeat every night.
I’m sure every age is a challenging age with children, but these past few weeks have been especially stressful and trying for me. Most nights, I was going to bed wondering how I was going to handle the discipline issues and chaos the next day.
But one night, I took some extra time and checked on the boys before my bedtime. And I was overwhelmed with my love for them again. So adorable and precious. Tears were not far away.
And I decided I needed that feeling EVERY night – to go to bed with thoughts of love for my children, not stress.
So I have done this EVERY night since then and it has done my heart – and my relationship with my children – good.
And I will repeat this course of treatment nightly.
Had a stressful day with the kids? Feeling like the kids are a burden, not a gift?
Give this a try and call me in the morning.