Funny thing is that parents get to gain a whole new appreciation for God in parenting. God describes Himself as our Heavenly Father, so He knows what it is like to have to be available at all hours. He doesn't sign off at night to have some 'me' time. He doesn't leave us to our own devices because 'now isn't a good time', and I don't see where He lets us 'cry it out' alone and unanswered. Nope. He is the perfect parent. He cares for us when we are needy, in pain, lonely, cranky, tired, or sick. And, I'm pretty sure He doesn't get as frustrated as I can when doing it.
So, I got to practice once again last night. I got to grow a bit more in grace, and I got to see how God loves us unconditionally - even if we cost Him a night's sleep (yes, I know He doesn't sleep but it was such a nice end to this entry....).