You cannot stop tough days from coming, however you can remind yourself that for every challenge there are often moments to follow that bring tremendous rewards.
As an adult this concept can be hard to maintain and balance.
As a child – even harder.
This notion is what Kelly Lumpkins, a new mother and member of the Athens Mothers’ Center in Georgia, hopes to share with her 2-month-old daughter Keira.
Once a month we ask our NAMC members the question “What would be the most important wisdom you would want to pass down and share in a letter to your own child(ren) or grandchild(ren)”. This month we welcome Kelly and look forward to gaining another mother’s perspective through her written voice.
Kelly and her husband live in Athens, Georgia. Along with the recent addition of their daughter Keira, they also share their lives with their four dogs and a horse name Phineas.
To My Child,
Being that you are now only two months old, I look forward to your father and I teaching you all sorts of things during our lifetime. It is difficult to pick just one pearl for this letter, but I guess what I want you to always remember is this:
It takes both sun and rain to make a rainbow.
I realize that may sound depressing, but the point is this: Things won’t always work out like you planned.
You won’t always get what you want. Your Dad and I will tell you no (sometimes). But, it is often during these moments that you’ll learn you have to endure the struggle to get the reward; and sometimes that makes the reward so much sweeter.
Just like you can only see a beautiful rainbow when the sun and rain are together.
I apologize in advance that you’ll have to struggle at all.
Unfortunately, we all go through hard times.
However if you can remember the rainbow, we believe you can always get through the rain!
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