It would of been so much easier if with that first little bundle of joy an Owner’s Manuel came along to give instructions on being perfect parents…but it didn’t. So we do the very best we can…sometimes with good results, sometimes not so much. Many times we fall back on how we were brought up. A few days ago I was speaking to my youngest son about me being raised in a very stoic and undemonstrative family that were taught not to show emotion, to suck it up and move on. There was a moment of silence and then he said, “That’s where I got that!” Parenting is not an exact science and we all fail our kids many times…with some unable to parent at all due to their upbringing. But no matter how well or how badly you felt your parents raised you…remember, the Lord is always there for you…and He will never leave nor forsake you.