Every word we say, every action we take, every emotion we stir either creates joyful or painful memories for our children. Embrace your children with kind words and fond memories to insulate them from life as long as you can. Every morning, they wake one day older. Don't waste a single day.
The lessons are in the struggle! I struggle with this all the time, constantly having to remind myself that they need to learn how to make difficult choices and that they can be strong in difficult times. For the difficult times and difficult choices will always come.