Parents! You are Awsome!

I was sitting in church Sunday morning and the pastor had a great message.  I felt that in this day and age, with all the shenanigans going on socially and politically, a message like this would be helpful.  No, I’m not going to preach to you, but God is included in this article.

Do you have children?  Ever notice the “terrible twos” don’t end at three?  My wife and I know that feeling, all too well.  You’re going to lose your composure.  You will; you can’t keep that from happening.  What you can do is control how you lose your composure.  Yeah, you’re going to yell, punish your child in various ways, and teach them to do better…hopefully.  You do the best you can, but sometimes it feels as if it’s not good enough.

Well, let me be the first to tell you, that there will never be a method or practice to raising children that will be good enough.  No one truly has it right.  Why?  Because we are all human!  We have emotions, we get tired, we get frustrated, we stress out beyond belief all because we love our children and want the best for them.  We want them to grow up to be productive, caring, well-adjusted people as they grow into adults.

Well, let me throw this at you.  Did you know that a sperm cell has a lifespan of only 3 days?  3 days!  That’s it!  So, for the one in a million sperm cells that made it to the egg within that 3 day period (I imagine Stewie in his little sperm cell spaceship blasting all the competing cells on Family Guy) and conceived that little life inside the mother is truly a miracle.

Where do miracles come from?  God!  They don’t come from the guy with the hippie hair at 7-11 or some manufacturer in China.  Miracles come from God.  That tells me that God chose YOU to be the parent of this child.  Now, I firmly believe that God would never choose you to be a parent if He didn’t know you could handle it.  God wouldn’t give you a child if He didn’t think you were awesome.

Now, I’m not saying that those of you that can’t have children aren’t awesome, God has a different plan for you, I’m sure. 

Another issue today’s parents have to deal with is the political and social attacks on their parenting skills.  You have people, who don’t have children, telling you how to raise your children.  You have the public education system telling you what you can and cannot do; yet they teach their own political agenda to their students beginning as early as Kindergarten! 

On a side note, parents with school-aged children, you need to contact your child’s school and ask them to see the curriculum.  Some states won’t show it to you as they see children as belonging more to the community than to the parent.

You also the liberal and gay agenda to deal with if you’re conservative.  If you’re liberal or gay, you have the conservative agenda, too.  TV bombards your family with prime-time programs featuring sex and graphic violence.  Even ABC Family has primetime shows with murder and sexual content.  They apparently forgot what FAMILY means.

Look, parents, lets all band together and say no more corrupt outside influences on our children from the powers that be.  Whether you’re conservative or liberal or somewhere in the middle, whether you’re gay or straight, for or against gay marriage, let’s fight the progressive agenda to turn our children into socialist pansies.  Let’s fight the system that tries to take your parenting rights away and hand them over to the state. 

Remember, this country was founded and expanded on individualism as a major tenant.  While I’m not discounting the injustice committed against the American Indians, Blacks as slave, Catholics immigrating from Ireland, and everyone else screwed over by the government, rugged individualism that told Uncle Sam to keep his hands off our lives, our families, our destinies helped carve this country and we need it back.

I believe the best way to get back to the right path is to include GOD in our lives and follow his lead.  Don’t be afraid to pray, in private or in public.  If you’re far from God, but you want to be close again, just ask; even if you feel you’re not worthy.  I’ve been there.  I know the feeling.  Just ask.

III

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