2 CORINTHIANS 12:14
HERE FOR THE THIRD TIME I AM READY TO COME TO YOU. AND I WILL NOT BE A BURDEN, FOR I SEEK NOT WHAT IS YOURS BUT YOU. FOR CHILDREN ARE NOT OBLIGATED TO SAVE UP FOR THEIR PARENTS, BUT PARENTS FOR THEIR CHILDREN.
However we see PARENTHOOD as a school without any recess time. O.K. every now and then my Honey Bun(husband) and I have to take on the profession of: judge, jury, and pray that the LORD guides us with a fare verdict. Otherwise it's a slice of HEAVEN with angels on top.
On the other hand, as our 4 Diamonds(sons) graduate from boyhood into manhood, we also cross over to another stage in PARENTHOOD. From the: newbies to the fast to jump to conclusions, to the ready, willing, and able department; then we swift over to the mature age of what about tomorrow. That's why an AWESOME roll book to PARENTING is the BIBLE, you'll never go wrong with this road map of LIFE:
THE ROD AND REBUKE GIVE WISDOM, BUT A CHILD LEFT TO HIMSELF BRINGS SHAME TO HIS MOTHER.
It's a little bizarre but at the same time fascinating how a countless amount of individuals misinterpret the precious BIBLE verse. People "ALL" over town have debated with us that this verse definitely means that parents have to BEAT their Tokens of LOVE senselessly; however we disagree. What GOD is referring to is in a figurative speaking manner; the rod symbolizes the HAMMERING repeatedly into the brains of a minor by one on one: discussions, counseling, and/or allowing the youth to VOICE their OPINIONS in a: respectful, free, and that we as parents try not to pass judgement before we've heard the whole story. Through "ALL" of this WISDOM is: learned, obtained, and gained through years of particle.
LISTEN TO ADVICE AND ACCEPT INSTRUCTION, THAT YOU MAY GAIN WISDOM IN THE FUTURE.
We're so sick of watching and listening to negative news reports that talk about how parents lose control in a fight with their off springs and the ending of the story is usually that someone DIES. That's why we DECLARE 2010 will be the year where we're going to: PRAY, REFEREE, and FIGHT endlessly for parents to truly BOND more with their children more in a civilized manner so that the ending can be "HAPPILY EVER AFTER", instead of someone being wheeled out in a stretcher.