We can return to joy by trading our technical, reactionary approach to life with a more relational and stable approach.
The to-dos of the days are done. You're home from work, the kids are fed and in bed, and you finally have a minute to breathe. Let God breathe into you.
Our children need to grow into their own unique selves, not simply to be an extension of us. Otherwise, it becomes more about our unfulfilled wishes.