Parenting - the hardest job in the world
Hi everyone, my name is Deborah, and it has been on my heart to encourage parents out in our communities doing God’s work, day in and day out. One of the hardest jobs is to raise and nurture our children.
So, what better comfort do we have but a mighty God who cares so deeply about us.
When I was raising my four children, I found life was so busy it was hard to think of God walking close beside me. I used to call my prayers microwave prayers as I would attempt to call on God during the day.I found for me; the hardest thing was dealing with the loneliness of having to make those hard decisions.
- Is my child alright?
- Do they need to go to the doctor?
- How am I going to keep going the next day with four hours sleep?
I went to playgroups and prayer groups so I was in the company of others but there is no-one to turn to at 2am in the morning with a child suffering with croup or a vomiting bug. I also have a wonderfully supportive husband, but somehow it is always Mum they want when they are sick.
The reality is parents are doing this amazing job on their own, and it is doubly hard if you are a single Mum or Dad.
From Saint Agnes
For God, we are not numbers; we are important.
Indeed, we are the most important thing to him.
Even if we are sinners, we are what is closest to his heart
- Where do you turn to for support?
- How can we help you?
Faith Formation Team, PSG