We Will Always Love Them

Today was a rough morning day and it is not even 8:30am...

After a long night of arguing with my teenager over homework and why studying is important, I got up early and made him breakfast and packed his lunch. Then he comes down, late may I add, and refuses to go back up and put deodorant on (teachers out there, I picked this battle to fight for you). So I do my best not to say another negative word to him because I know that will not help my case. But seriously...it took 10min to get shoes on and it was so hard to not to say a word and loose it. We finally go to get in the car, late for school, and he says something to me... "I'm sorry for arguing last night and this morning." I was stunned! I did not see those words coming out of his mouth after everything else. It is moments like these we should cherish because even if we can not get our children to understand why school, or deodorant, is important, he understands a much greater lesson. Not every moment is a sweet one, but it is our job to always show them love and compassion even when it is hard.