Have you ever known someone who despite the overwhelming odds against them, has overcome incredible trauma to lead a healthy, happy life? Every once in a while I meet someone like this and I am always in awe. So what's the best recipe for helping your child be resilient in the midst of whatever they face? Research says, it's you!
Raising kids has always been full of trials, but I have learned something about how to approach them through my friend, Lacee Nugent. She is a super intentional mother of a family built through adoption. In this episode she taught me that the best way to find the unexpected beauty is to be humble, to support and encourage others, and to fill your heart with love. Ready to be inspired?
Today I asked my friend Lacee to join me. I met her probably ten years ago when our kids were very little. She was an amazing neighbor and our kids loved playing together. She has since moved to another state, but thanks to social media we’re able to stay connected.
Lacee is a super intentional mother of a family built through adoption. I remember the first time she told me what it was like for them to have open adoptions - and being so impressed by how she has opened her heart to the birth moms of her kids. She is an incredible example to me.
One of my favorite things she says in today’s episode is, “We all have trials and things we go through, but you can find unexpected beauty in those. And you’ll learn lessons that you wouldn’t learn in any other way.”
Raising kids has always been full of trials. What I have learned from Lacee is that the best way to find the unexpected beauty is to be humble, to support and encourage others, and to fill your heart with love. Ready to be inspired? Here we go...
my conversation with Lacee
It is so true. I feel so inspired by her words. She claims to be super normal, but she really is one of the best parents I know. Thank you Lacee for opening up and being so honest and vulnerable with us.
I love how Lacee emphasized that parenthood is not a competition. She said, “We all have our struggles and it’s just better if we’re supportive of each other and encouraging.”
I also love how she pointed out that Parenthood is the greatest classroom. Isn’t that the truth? I believe it is the source of the greatest joy and the greatest pain. It is the avenue for learning things you couldn’t learn in any other way. It has especially taught me about myself and helped me discover not only my flaws, but also my talents.
I feel so grateful for the gift of parenthood today. What a blessing that I have three children that I get to nurture, teach, and learn from. It is a gift and an honor to be a parent.
I hope you all feel that same sense of awe at your opportunity to raise your precious souls.
Thanks for listening, and have an awesome day!