PARENTING ADVICE?

Give me patience- mothers prayer

Originally posted 1/23/15

When you consider having a family, be prepared for tons of frustrations –  giving up the things you enjoy doing for yourself – keeping one eye opened while you sleep – never getting the laundry done – a sink full of dishes  -maintaining your sanity – not having enough time or money for things you used to take for granted – not having the energy to do those things. Have I convinced you not to have children?

Consider this:  you’ll be raising this helpless individual in a world full of anger, hatred, hopelessness and despair.  Chances are that child will not make it into college unless they are sold into slavery to pay the bill.  Of course maybe by then the government will be footing the bill.  By that time, society will have degenerated so much that families will be a thing of the past.  Are you convinced yet?

Actually parenting is a learn as you go process.  No manual will tell you about the feelings you’re experiencing as you mop vomit off the floor or hold a child with a fever.  No one lets you know that your trips to the grocery store will now include more convenience meals and feeling guilty about that.  You will soon learn that your tears come more often and you’re on an emotional roller coaster most of your waking hours.  All the parenting magazines neglect to say how your child will immediately act up, the minute you sit down.  You have to discover on your own that your life is no longer your own.

With all that being said, I can highly recommend having a family.  It is one of the most rewarding, challenging, educational, foolish things you will ever do.  By the way, my parents did move a lot when I was young, but I always found them!

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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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6 Responses to PARENTING ADVICE?

  1. The last sentence, lol. How about when you are in the same room with them while they do their homework for an hour then as soon as you get up to go into the other room to do something you want to do they yell, hey dad , can you come here, I need help. Never fails.

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  2. kcg1974 says:

    Oh, if only every parent would heed your words. Lovely prayer!

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