Being a parent is extremely hard work. Just the other day one of my kids seriously suggested that we clone me so that I could be in multiple places with multiple of them at the same time! At least those ones wanted me. On days when I feel less than optimistic, I remember what I learned during one of my more difficult trials. Hope is akin to Faith and Charity. All are required for us to be our best selves. So today’s miracle is that I still have hope, a little anyway, that I may survive parenthood! A mustard seed of hope is sometimes the first step to getting through something as God does the rest.