So, I was feeling down earlier, but my cousin Wanda & my aunt Mary kind of “talked me off the ledge” as the saying goes. I am so thankful they were available to pick me up, I could feel their Love even though we’re States away from each other, and that is precious.
I heard earlier about a girl who was basically ignored by her parents, meanwhile, they doted on her sister. If what the girl says is the truth, which I have no reason to doubt, it makes me really wonder why. A parent should Love/respect all their children, or they shouldn’t be parents at all.
Yesterday, we took my son to the lunch in the park again, then later he hung out with me while his mom went to her mother’s house. We had fun, played cards, watched cartoons, played with a balloon, smacking it around. He was well behaved the whole time which was great.
If you are a parent of a young kid, any way that you are able to show them they are valued & Loved, they will thrive on, I can promise you that.
Whatever ELSE you are doing throughout your day, taking time & giving them acknowledgement, positive attention, validation is very healthy (for them & the relationship.)
Good morning again all.
Thought I’d get back to sharing here now that I’ve had a reasonable few hours to rest.
I am presently watching a documentary show. So far it’s holding my interest. It’s American history related, which is great for me. It’s also about a family and their struggles in the aftermath of war. It’s further about fortitude & Love in the midst of hardship.
It has lessons in it that our society at large could learn from. It’s one of the better things I’ve seen over the years.
Jesus is well known for Loving people, but never once did He ever endorse sin.
All Christians know (by His example) that we can and should Love people, without accepting/approving the evil deeds that people are at times inclined to.
Condemning an ACTION is not the same as hating the person engaged in said action. If for example, my son stole a dollar from me, I would still Love him, but I would rightly condemn his thievery.
The idea that rebuking wrongdoing is bigotry toward the person engaged in the wrongdoing is utter nonsense.
Having compassion for people, taking care of the widowed, the poor, etc. especially, is nothing to be berated and demonized. Yet, I’ve seen some (pretty backwards) people who get offended at the suggestion that such people should be helped.
We who believe in helping such people, don’t do it because we at all believe such people are pathetic or weak. We don’t do it to look down on anyone. We do it because it’s the moral and Loving thing to do.
Anyone getting offended about it needs to seriously get a grip.
As readers know, my wife recently lost her great uncle. She is actually holding up fairly well, given the circumstances.
I want to (again) thank those who have kept her & us in your prayers, you have my everlasting gratitude.
One thing about my wife is she feels things especially deeply, which is a beautiful thing usually, but not so much where pain is concerned. If I could take away her grief I gladly would, the best I can do is to be there for her THROUGH the grieving process, with Love & support.
I will always deeply & dearly Love my son. Over the years as his life goes on, there will surely be things we disagree about. Those disagreements, whatever they may be, will never diminish my Love for him, or my desire to be the father to him that I am meant to.
Loving someone is not predicated on them always seeing or doing things the way you do.
It’s sometimes even HEALTHY to disagree on things, weird as that may sound. I want my son to know, that regardless of whatever different views we may hold, as long as I draw breath, he can come to me about anything, from the mundane to the monumental, and I will always have his best interests at heart.
Too many people these days don’t know the value of tough Love, because they’ve never experienced it. Their parents, teachers, etc. were too busy trying to be everybody’s friend, rather than give them the true guidance they need in life.
I’m not saying parents and children, teachers and children can’t ever be friends, I’m just making the point that priorities matter, as does balance.
Be the parent, teacher, guide you should be FIRST, those under your influence will benefit from it greatly, they may whine about it initially, but in the grand scheme, they’ll be better, stronger people.