…by this post from Mary Rose at Catholic Prodigal Daughter.

Here’s an excerpt from In Praise of Parenting:  It’s The Big Things That Count:

It doesn’t matter if you live in an apartment, a trailer, or a spacious home. It doesn’t matter if you drive an old 1995 Chevrolet or a 2008 Lexus. It doesn’t matter if you clothe your children with Abercrombie & Fitch or WalMart. What does matter is if you tell them you love them, listen to their hopes, dreams, and fears – and you’re there not just when they need you, but when they want you. What matters is being there but allowing them to fall, knowing it’s a part of life and you’ll be there to help dust them off and try again. What matters is that you believe in them.

Read the rest of this lovely post and give Mary Rose my love!