Daily Archive: April 1, 2014

Apr 01

Life Without Parole; Talking Heart2Heart

Parents forever

LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE = PARENTHOOD…

Children are sometimes planned, and sometimes not. Psalm 127:3 “Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.” Nonetheless, this is not always the first thought of a woman on the subject of having children. So if you find yourself in this type of situation, it could be a bit stressful. Especially, if the father does not share your feelings about having children. If the two of you disagree, this could make this a difficult decision. You must be willing to be a single parent which will not be an easy journey by far, but not impossible. You need to understand that when you decide to become a parent you are signing up for life without parole. You are a parent for the duration.

After you give birth, it’s implied that the contract is signed and sealed. You are saying that you are willing to be responsible for another life from birth until age 18, end of college, and with many of our children well beyond the legal adult age. This contract is non-refundable, and it has an absolutely NO RETURN policy. Your contract is based on trial and error because of the unknown ahead. This should definitely be taken into consideration when deciding to become a parent. You need to understand that this is a never-ending agreement that may taper off many years later, but NO PROMISES. Parenting is a life sentence.

 

PARENTING FOREVER

THIS IS PARENTING; LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE…

A true parent would give their own life for the sake of their children without a second thought. Psalm 113:9 “He settles the barren woman in her home as a happy mother of children. Praise the LORD.” You must also be willing to put your needs aside to meet the needs of your children because this is what parents do. So if you are not willing to put your children first, then you may want to reconsider your decision about having children. Perhaps, you should attend to the necessities to prevent facing parenthood until you are ready. This is why it’s important to think long and hard about becoming a parent. Once children are birthed you must face the music because there is no turning back. They are yours for eternity.

When becoming a parent, you are literally feeling your way. There is no way to know what to expect after giving birth to a baby. Children are not delivered with instructions, directions, or a manufacturing manual. In my opinion, parenting is a built-in function which is called instinct, but this function must be developed over time. This instinct is a natural impulse of parenting children with love and care. Having children sometimes motivates us to instantly mature to meet their needs. Proverbs 22:6 “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” Children are dependent upon you for several years before maturity takes place during each stage of life, so you should be ready to parent for the rest of your earthly life.

Are you up for the different challenges of parenthood that comes with the sentence of life without parole? Please leave your comments below.

 

 

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