My Heart will Go On

There’s a quote that says, “Every child deserves a parent, but not every parent deserves a child.” A real parent is someone who puts their child/ren’s needs before theirs. Making a child is a big decision and it requires commitment to the position from conception until you leave this world.

We live in an extremely fast paced world where parents sacrifice everything to bring home the bacon, tomatoes, lettuce, and the cheese…only to realize when it’s too late ….that the children were the real sacrifices of absent parents. Working hard doesn’t mean sacrificing spending quality time with your children.

You can work your fingers to the bones to provide for your child…but if your child feels neglected…the reward outweighs the intention. Another crazy concept of the society we live in is…you don’t have a job and you are pregnant again. I repeat…not every parent deserves a child.

It’s a fact …Every child deserves having a parent….someone who is always available and is mature to make level-headed decisions in a crisis. A parent that puts their children’s needs and wants before their own is a one to be admired.

Yes, that job opportunity is amazing…but how will it affect your child. Yep, you want another child …but can you adequately provide for the ones in your care.

There’s no perfect parent including me. There are no perfect children including mine. But a family that’s determined to make every moment count…will build a happy home with the little they possess. Every child deserves a chance to a life filled with love, laughter, friends, family and healthy meals.

Being a mom means more than bringing a child into the world…it’s caring for a life that’s completely dependent on you for their survival without excuses or jeopardizing their future.

I came across this while browsing through an article online : “How do I know if I’m a good mom?”

“Seven signs you’re a good mom – Your child gets angry at you. You can’t sleep at night. You’ve suffered a mini breakdown. You make food your kids hate. You’re selfish. You’ve been called crazy or you think others think you are. You think you are a bad mom.” The millennium parents may not agree because they believe they’ve got the recipe right from the start.

Parenting styles have changed over the years and it makes me anxious to see the future of the next generations. The best things about my generation are … we invested in our children and their futures. We listened to the advice given by the teachers and the generations before us. We respected the views of our parents and instilled the same values in our children.

The millennial however are bent on doing things different from their parents. If their parents did things one way, it’s frowned upon and they go for the untested waters to paddle their boats.

Someone said, “Google is the new grandparent, the new neighbor, and the new nanny.” Funny… but it’s true…sad but… real. They are raising their families minus the core values of past generations.

I will close this off by saying, you can never go wrong when you decide to do family life God’s way.

Love God with all your heart. Teach your children to love God, talk to them wherever you are, sitting at home or walking in the street. Teach them about the goodness of the LORD when they wake up and when they go into bed at night.

When they ask you to tell them stories of your past…tell them how God kept His promises to you in the days when your back was against a wall.

Let them know you deeply respect God and how God has kept you alive for a long time eating off the goodness of the land. Pass it on to the next generations.

I would have fainted unless I chose to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait on the LORD, be of good courage, and He will strengthen your heart…wait I say on the LORD.