I am a parent of two girls and two boys . Although all my children are grown- ups now, I cannot help but feel disturbed upon reading bad news about children and teens, some of which are drug addictions, murders of families with young children by allegedly addicts, rapes by perverts or pedophiles , etc.
During those years when my children were younger, we used to walk peacefully from home to school and back anytime during the day and even at night. Nowadays, even inside our compound, we fear for thieves , robbers and burglars.
One specific incident which bothered me so much is the news which I read lately that parents themselves indulge their small children/teens in cybersex . However poor your family is, how can you tolerate the thought that the children you brought out in this world and cared for would just drift into drug use , into crimes and here- cybersex ! What with your own doing?
We should not use poverty as an excuse for a mischief. Naturally, a parent assumes no easy tasks.
I am proud to be a mother. God has entrusted me with loving and bright children. Despite such heavy role, the fruits are very rewarding. Parenting four children is no easy job but I consider them my trophies and greatest achievements in my life. That’s why I thank God for the opportunity and fascinating experiences of being a parent.
Society may dictate how one may act accordingly as parent but only God can make a parent – a truly one ! The kind that reflects our Creator.***