If you are a parent, part of the art of a beautiful life is creating beautiful people and living life with your family in a way that warms you to your soul, creating times and moments that fill your heart to overflowing. Parenting is not for the faint of heart, but it does not have to be the horror stories we hear either.

I loved every moment I spent with my sons growing up, and I loved being the home where all the neighborhood children played. And I am glad that I enjoyed every moment, because it went by so quickly. My children are grown now, and parenting them was the most important job that God has entrusted to me. There are some things that we did that stand out to me as being far more important than I may have even realized at the time. These are the insights I have learned over the years. I am thankful for the things God put so strongly in my heart, and I am thankful for the people who were placed in my path to shine light in areas where I had not considered.