The song is called “Lead Me” by Sanctus Real. It was written by a husband and father in an attempt and plea to re-prioritize his life.
I think there are two reasons this song really touched me. The first is because I very much identified with the first verse. This past semester Prince Charming was finishing his Master’s degree and was gone nearly every night. He was also away on business several times throughout those months. In the throws of battling some major postpartum blues, every day felt like a struggle with a new baby and a VERY busy toddler. There were days that I felt very alone and needed him home more than anything. But we made it through and that stressful time in our lives is now just a memory. We have listened to this song together and just nodded our heads, knowing that we’ve been there.
The second, and more important, reason this song touched me so is because it reminded me of the fact that our children need us to intentionally lead them and it needs to be our utmost priority. And more than that, as parents we need to be led by our Father. We can’t do this parenting thing alone and succeed…we have to put our hope in the One who will always give us the strength, lead us, and stand up when we can’t.
So, the lesson I have learned (or rather been reminded of) is that it is our job as parents to lead our children, but we must first be led ourselves.
What about you? What lesson did you learn about yourself as a parent this week?