There’s a quote from Jason Robard’s character, Frank Buckman in the 80s movie Parenthood, that’s been on my mind a lot lately. He says, speaking of parenting, “There is no end zone. You never cross the goal line, spike the ball and do your touchdown dance. Never.” When my children were young I couldn’t appreciate the weight of that simple analogy. Years later, those words have crashed into my soul with the power of a tsunami, time and time again.
As a parent, do you feel like you mess up all the time? Or maybe you feel like you have done everything possible and your kid still acts a mess at times? Maybe your children have disappointed you and you wonder what you could have done better.