Can you put yourself in the position of Jesus' mother? Being told that you had a special child and he is going to change the world as many know it.To have to be on the run all of the time because your life as well as your child's life was at stake?I could not imagine the strength this mother had. She was the strongest mother I have read about. So today mothers take a cue here. Take pride in your children. Love them with all of your heart. Yes, falling down, not being perfect is going to happen. There are no manuals for parenting. It is not an exact science. Just do the best you can. Mary did.
Psalm 127:3 Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.