Joy, or “Just Wait?” by Katie Wetherbee is maybe the best thing I have read about parenting and being parents in a long time.

I can only hope that I bring that same joy to new parents when they talk to me in the future. This was the one paragraph that grabbed me and describes parenthood in a nutshell:

Of course, now that my kids are teenagers, I know the truth. Parenting is complicated; it’s wonderful and challenging. Exhausting and gut wrenching. Heart warming and heart breaking.