It is well known that becoming a parent is a real challenge. From the birth of a child and for many years, a series of problems arise and are an integral part of a reality that is not always easy to manage. However, that is part of parenthood, caring for and unconditionally loving a creature totally dependent on those who designed it.
But sometimes we reach «the breaking point», we feel exhausted and overwhelmed by fatigue and the need to repeat the same words and actions over and over again. That’s exactly what happened to the family at the center of this moving story: They just wanted to enjoy dinner out, but the evening took an unexpected turn.
Laura Elizabeth Graham is the name of the woman in this story. She is the mother of two children aged 3 years and 10 months. At this age, toddlers are difficult to manage because of the attention they demand and the enormous amount of energy required to meet their needs.
Regardless, the woman was taking care of her two children, trying to feed them, give them water, and especially calm them when they cried. Overwhelmed by the chaotic situation she was experiencing at that time, she finally began to look around her, desperate and looking for a little escape from this tumult. An elderly couple had caught his eye, and they too were looking toward his table, thoughtful.
Laura was exhausted, embarrassed and even envious of this couple. They seemed so relaxed and calm while enjoying their meal, sipping their wine. However, there was something unusual and inexplicable in their gaze… Then, the lady stood up and walked straight towards Laura’s family.
At the time, Laura was struggling because she couldn’t get one of her children out of her high chair, and her husband had a lot to do with the other child, preventing him from coming to her aid. It was at that moment that this lady offered her help to the couple and, with nostalgic words, she almost whispered to Laura: «It seems like it was yesterday when I was in your situation. You are so busy…I would give anything to relive those moments with my children.»
These words touched Laura deeply and moved her to tears. Following this episode, she decided to film a video and post it on social media to tell her followers how this experience made her think.
Caring for young children can be very stressful, and it’s normal to feel overwhelmed, tired and anxious. However, this is an important phase that does not necessarily have to be experienced negatively. Giving up on these difficult times would ultimately mean losing valuable time with your children.
Some older Internet users understand this concept well. They revealed how strange it is to have to get used to a completely different routine once their children are adults, independent, and move out of the family home. “It can be difficult to keep this in mind while facing the daily challenges of parenting, but there is nothing more true, and one should try to remember it often,” someone wrote else. And you what do you think ?