10. Make the Most
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Go back one more time to the day you brought your teen home from the hospital for the first time. Didn’t it seem as if that baby in your arms would be small forever? Like those early years, the teen years might feel never-ending. But as a parent, you understand how quickly the calendar pages turn.
One thing is certain: Your teen won’t always be a teen. Apart from atypical circumstances, he or she won’t always live under your roof. Some of the resulting change will be positive, but some will leave you reminiscing about the “good old days.” Remembering the seasonal nature of parenting is one of the most loving things you can do, because it reminds us to make the most of today.
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Adapted from Family by Jessie Minassian. Copyright © 2017. Used by permission of NavPress. All rights reserved. Represented by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Jessie Minassian is an author, speaker, and the resident "big sis" at LifeLoveandGod.com, a website for teen girls, where she gets to chat with teens about . . . life, love, and God—so, just about everything. Jessie longs to see young women embrace the God who loves them and to help them apply His truth to their everyday lives. Jessie, a native Californian, lives near Denver, Colorado, where she, her husband, and their two daughters enjoy hiking in the Rocky Mountains and visiting the local farmers' market.