she can do hard things

This has been an especially though week for me. My daughter has been testing my parenting skills to the MAX. I have been struggling with it and on the edge of tears almost every day.

I was going through some important papers yesterday and came across the letter my mission president sent my stake president right before I was to come home. He said "Sis Upchurch has been an excellent missionary & she has trained lots of new missionaries. Be sure to give her hard assignments because she is used to them." This made me reflect on the many "greenie" companions I had on my mission & how many of them were difficult or stubborn in some way or another. I could not trade them in for another model I had to learn to love them and depend on my Heavenly Father because I had no one else. Now as I am a parent I am kind of facing the same thing except I am not alone I have a loving and supportive husband and friends and of course a Father in Heaven who know all. I realized he "my Father in Heaven" is giving me "hard assignments" so he must think I can grow from them. I pray that I can become who he wants me to be.


Colleen 9:25 PM  

I'm sorry E is giving you such a hard time. Good for you for being strong and facing it. So many other moms just let their kids do whatever because they eventually get worn out from the battle. You'll be grateful later that you weren't one of those moms! Good job!