Often, in our frustration, we don't always see them.
I'm trying to.
I saw one just the other day...
My husband, kids and I were in the car driving to a family gathering.
I started talking to my son about his homework completion or lack thereof.
His dad chimed in and told him that there would be consequences.
My son was sitting quietly in the back seat.
Both girls were listening intently and instantly piped up to defend their brother.
I was beyond frustrated.
I looked at my husband and sighed, realizing that it's probably always going to be this way...us against them.
And in a weird kind of way, it made me smile.
During that car ride, I saw something special.
I saw the very best of sibling love and respect.
At the end of it all, when all is said and done, they have each other's backs.
In the midst of a frustrating car ride, I found the silver lining.
And don't tell the kids, but I think it's way bigger than the issue at hand that day.
Do you have a great Silver Linings story? I'd love to share it. Simply add your story to the comments box below or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll include it here.
I hope this blog helps us all look at some of our most frustrating moments and collectively share the beautiful silver linings through all the ups and downs of parenthood.
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