My wife and I recently re-seeded a large portion of our yard. It was arduous work that left us covered in dirt, manure, and sweat. After we finished laying it all down, however, the most difficult part remained: watering and waiting. 

When would the seed take hold? When would the emerging sprouts give us validation that all our efforts were not in vain? How long would we need to keep gently watering this soil every day? It’s expensive! Will we ever see any growth at all? 

Felt a lot like parenting.

Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Peace begins with a pause,