Sunday Post ~ "99% of being a good parent is doing what you don't feel like doing." -- Susie Fairchild (with acknowledgment as follows)
I learned this philosophy a very long time ago, although in many more words, from a continuing education presenter whose name, I am sorry to say, I don't remember. The topic of her presentation was "adult children of depressed parents," particularly of depressed mothers, and how depressed parents raise people who may have no understanding (because they had no role model) of the concept that what we feel like doing often is (and should be) quite irrelevant. What is important is not what we feel like, but what is needed. I think many a worthwhile noun can be substituted for "parent," too: spouse, friend, employee, petsitter, etc.
I Peter 5:6-11
UPDATE: The par-tay has been postponed due to icing. And not the kind on a birthday cake :( But I do thank you for your encouragement and prayers. Next attempt is in 2 weeks.