With most people, once you become an adult you strive for self/family/work balance.
Trying to keep an even keel proves to be difficult while juggling schedules with loved ones, meeting financial responsibilities, pleasing employers, and finding time to do the things you love. The myriad of other time absorbing obstacles seems to melt the years away. One day you wake up and find yourself at a much later time in life!
But there is one thing that any parent will agree on is the joy of raising a child.
There are frustrating, difficult, painful times that go with the happy, fulfilling joyous times.
We have times when we seem to have abundant resources to make our lives meaningful and fun for our children.
Then there are times when we just have to make due with what is available to us.
There are always the milestone celebrations we remember.
Sometimes we need to call upon family members to help us with our tasks so we can have more time together.
The seasons seem to fly by so fast as they grow up.
We watch them discover new things.