What's a mom to do?See, I have this son who keeps getting disappointed by things outside his control not going the way he wishes they would go. And, as someone with deep faith in God and - oh - 26 years more life experience than him, I realize none of what he's facing is going to cause the world to come to an end. I know he's going to survive. Ultimately, I have confidence that he'll grow through the struggle.So, sometimes I have difficulty feeling true compassion when he's moping around and complaining. That is, sometimes I want to sit him down and lay it out - Get over it, son. In the grand scheme of things, this really isn't a big deal.And, yet.And, yet - I remember a situation which happened in my teenage life that wasn't tended carefully. It was a big, BIG deal to me and I was told, "You'll laugh at this when you're older." Yeah, well? I haven't started laughing yet. I think that's because the wound still hurts. Not the wound from the big, BIG deal, that is. (I got over that a long time ago.) I'm referring to the wound from the "you'll laugh" comment. That one still kinda hurts.And so, here I find myself. Looking for the balance between coddling, and cold reality. I want to be sympathetic to my son's frustration - without catering to his sullenness. And I want to encourage him in truth - without bulldozing his feelings.Yeah. And, his quick-to-get-upset nature makes this task extra tricky.Lord, You know my son better than I do. Please help me as I walk this balance beam.Any other moms needing to pray this prayer with me today?