H and I love being parents. It is a privilege, a gift, an opportunity accorded to us, not because we are the most deserving to be parents, but has given us an opportunity to learn so many things.
I for one have learnt patience. Please, take a moment and let that sink in…. anyone who knows me knows I am not the most patient human being but my little ones have taught me to be patient. It is amazing I tell you, learning not to get worked up over trivial things, counting to ten (or even up to thirty) before responding. Meditating
no, not zoning off,
I have learnt how to let loose, yep, that stick up my butt fell off some time ago. Boy, I have become this spontaneous fun loving person I had no idea I could be.
It is not easy teaching kids though. Raising them right according to your values is no easy feat. It takes a village and a lot of trial and error. There is no parenting book that has the tips down easy. We are lucky to grow up with access to more parenting resources than our parents, though this can also be more confusing as you sift down what is in line with your values and discard the rest.
Then there are those times you feel you have no idea of what you are doing, so you just play along and cross your fingers. LOL. But God has been gracious to us in all this, and we are grateful for that.
What is our vision for our children? Every parent wants their child to be healthy, successful and wise. Grow up into person of integrity and be self assured. How do we do it though?
I do not have the answers yet, all i can perfect right now is loving our children right and well, and teach them love, what is right, about God, about others, about nature. Even about bad things so they can know that all is not right out here. I will not scare them though, but teach them to see beyond what is in front of them. So help me God.
My Mum once gifted me a card similar to the one below, I know not everybody may agree with all it says, but there is some truth in it.