Children are an inheritance from the LORD. They are a reward from him , Psalms 127.3
I am honored to be a mother to three amazing gems, they are the jewels on my crown that I wear with pride and joy. However ,it took a conscious effort on my. part to build a solid relationship with them. I understood very early ,that they were entrusted to me by God and I was solely responsible in ensuring ,that they become all that God had intended for them.
Proverbs 22.6 ……Train up your child in the way that he should go, in keeping with his individual gift, and when he is old he will not depart from it.
We fall short as parents when we think, it is the responsibility of teachers, community leaders, even religious institutions ,to instill a value system or moral ethics into our children. As parents we should never shift responsibility. Our homes should be the foundation from which ,our children learn about God’s love, embracing diversity, acceptance, the power of forgiveness , respect and being responsible.
Home should be the place where they feel comfortable to share their hopes and dreams,without fear of being humiliated or intimidated. As parents we need to set the stage for this and encourage them to dream big.
Each child differs from his siblings, they have a special chip in them that makes them unique, comparison suffocates his abilities, depriving him from achieving all he is destined to become. The greatest gift we can give our children, is giving them the freedom to express their inner self ,and in doing this ,we allow them to untapp into all that lies dormant inside.
My three children differ so much from each other, each one is unique to their own calling. My role while they were growing up ,was not to shut them down but harness and water their talents, encouragement ,cheering on and becoming their greatest fan. The biggest and surest investment we can make as parents is ,in our children. My children have evolved into solid, balanced, respectable, responsible adults, making their mark in their arena of influence, but it had to start with me instilling Godly values in them. Being a parent is the most important and rewarding job you’ll ever have. Make it count. JCD