I am a daughter and I remember how I acted growing up from as early as elementary school til present…. I have heard people say that when you have kids, your kids often ACT OUT some of the same ways that you did as a child… HOWEVER, I surely do disagree with me via my kids and especially with my daughter. I was not disrespectful but I would sometimes test my dad but I NEVER crossed the line ever… I honored them both and feared them like the reverance of the Lord. I did what I was asked and MOST TIME even without benig asked… I was caring, compassionate, attentive, assertive….. I was a good kid who was way ahead of my years and it was due to BOTH PARENTS instilling things into me that were very frutiful not for just my present…..but for my future as well.
My sweet, troubled, confused, hurt, loving, angry daughter was half raised by me and half raised by her father and his family and both families raise children differently. When I look at my daughter, she appears to be mine… but she does not act like anything that is apart of me….let alone someone that can out of me….. The enemy has a strong hold over a great deal of people in this world but it seems that CHILDREN AND MEN is the devil’s major and women are his minor in being destructive in their lives…..
Now that I have a daughter who is 18 years old, it amazes me how we are SOOO DIFFERENT even with the fundamental things in life… Yes! Indeed, when BOTH parents are not equally involved and vested with the same or even SIMILAR morals, values, ethics, stances and beliefs….it can set the child up for NOTHING BUT FAILURE….
LOL, She looks older than me right! She is a handful but needs a great deal of love, prayer and direction… We have to choose a great deal of things in our lives….. Granted we cannot control everything that goes on in our lives but we can surely make sure that we do WHAT WE CAN to make sure we make the right choices…. I have never prayed so much in my life over the last 6 years over my children but especially my daughter via all of the CHOICES that SHE has made…….. peer pressure, no rules no guidance, too too much leeway and the streets can do damage to even the most strongest person im sure…… and granted I do understand that there is a cause and effect for EVERYTHING….. Just praying that all of the things that everything that she is experiencing by choice, by ignorance and by God’s plan is ALL FOR HER TESTIMONY!
#love my baby to life!!! Wishes her all the best and that she would realize SOON that she is an amazing young lady who has a lot of love to give, a bright future ahead, a leader by nature, a child of God who is called and set apart for HIM! Whew.. she is my child on loan from God and I am DETERMINED to make sure that she indeed “makes it”……
Kids need BOTH parents…. regardless how each parent may feel about the other!