Amy shared this quote with me a couple of years ago. I was looking through some old files today and found it. I wanted to share it because it is so powerful:
At times when your children or even your spouse isn't quite measuring up to your expectations, remember that he or she was created in God's image not your image.
"the beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them."