Parenting doesn't come with the "How To Be The Best Mom Ever For Dummies" book. I wish it did. There are so many pitfalls, so many things that come up that throw you for a loop. When you have a baby, you have to figure out how to make your baby sleep....on a schedule. (I failed that task by the way) Then there's the helping them read....helping them when the girl they like doesn't like them....helping them when school is not their favorite place to be. The list goes on.
But how do you mend a broken heart? How do you move forward when your child has been wounded? There are many ways a child can be hurt, and each experience calls for a different kind of expertise. How do we find the answers when we don't have the playbook? How do we mend their hearts when we are just as blindsided as they are? How do we wipe their tears when we can't see through our own tears?
There is only one way. You hold on to Him. Through the Atonement, we can all find comfort and peace. We must remember that Christ's heart was broken, he has felt our sorrows, all so we can be whole, so our hearts can mend.
3rd Nephi 17