Parenting is Long-term

No matter the stresses of today, parenting is long-term

Despite the success seen today, parenting is long-term


Respect what your instincts say in the now

Though each situation is distinct, parenting is long-term


Accept the turbulent journey

For it reaps excellent rewards, parenting is long-term


Celebrate whenever they achieve

It gives reason to believe and, parenting is long-term


Be open to their requests

It assists on their conquests and, parenting is long-term


Allow them to decide on their own

Through experience, they’ll be shown and, parenting is long-term


There is no set perfection

You can expect temporary deflections because parenting is long-term


Reactions aren’t always sweet

You may have to admit defeat, but parenting is long-term


Sometimes, you must walk away

And admit that it’s just another day but parenting is long-term


Don’t allow your dreams for them to consume

For it’s their responsibility to bloom and parenting is long-term


There are times when you must let them fly free

Open the cage to accept reality because parenting is long-term


Take time for your own needs

Without you, they will proceed because parenting is long-term


Memories made warms everyone’s heart

Always with our souls, never to depart because parenting is long-term


Always a way to contribute

To strengthen attributes because parenting is long-term


She tends to forget

But Astrid encourages no regrets because parenting is long-term


Submitted to dVerse for Open Link Night #232


Published by Astrid's Words

Astrid Hardjana-Large is an inspirational author who enjoys Life and adversity. She is motivated to share her inspiration from Life experiences and encourages readers to persevere on the journey of Life.

6 thoughts on “Parenting is Long-term

  1. This was a great reminder. Thank you. I think we live in a society where people all to often are looking for the touchdown. We want to see the success, then relax. We want to work in a career, then retire to enjoy the fruits of our labor. This is product orientation. Process orientation doesn’t seek an endzone. Sometimes, just making it to the end of the day is enough, but we wake up the next and it’s all part of life. Taking the good with the difficult. Not in a hurry to fix anything so we can get to the touchdown of life. Here today. Always here.

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  2. This is a cool write Astrid. 🙂 Having raised three wonderful children, and now having the amazing privilege of helping raise our 5-year-old grandson … parenting flies by and soon they are grown and out of the house – and you are melancholy. But such incredibly wonderful, and surprising, and joyful, and some sad even heart breaking tragic memories locked in the treasure chest of your heart… and you wouldn’t trade them for ANYTHING – so enjoy the short time. It is gone before you know it!

    …rob from Image & Verse
    Lost in Azure

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