Attributes I thought I had, parenthood proved me wrong

An excerpt of attributes I was convinced I had, where parenthood proved me wrong:

I see more and more clearly that these attributes i believed to have were mere wishes of how I would like to be. I was always striving to achieve these, but parenthood made it impossible to pretend that I had fully succeeded.

I feel parenthood teaches me something new about myself and others each day. I feel it makes me a better person and helps me grow. Can really only encourage everyone, especially those in doubt about the own adequacy to raising kids. It's an extremely valuable life lesson that affects all aspects, not only those of being a parent.