Melanie & her boys.
Years ago, my pastor told our congregation that we should let go of the expectation that life will get easier once we enter the next season of life. As I began preparing my defense for being unable to handle even more, my pastor added that parents of young children were excluded from his comment. New parents were the only ones who could hope that the path may smooth out in the days to come. Whew! That’s right where I was and I needed to hear that it would get easier. Parenting infants and toddlers brings many joys, but it can also be immensely stressful. Hormones, sleep deprivation, grandparents, and your child’s lack of an owner’s manual, oh my. Often a couple’s sexual intimacy takes a hit.