I’ve been going on mission trips since I was 18, so I know that they will inevitably always take you out of your comfort zone. But this trip has already pushed me in ways I never expected. I always expect to be pushed and pulled personally, but I didn’t expect to be stretched as a parent.
I’d like to think of myself as a pretty calm parent (if you think differently, please just let me live in my delusion). I don’t freak out about too much stuff. But this really challenged me…
I know kids get dirty. I remember playing in all kinds of mud puddles. Shoot, if it wasn’t “strange”, I would do it now! But to have my sweet precious not quite 2 year old splashing through the mud… I don’t know… I just didn’t think I was ready for that. To allow her to run freely, to get dirty, to scream and play, its just a stage I wasn’t ready for yet. But, ready or not, here it is!
What stuff where you not ready for as a parent?