“A man’s worth is measured by how he parents his children. What he gives them, what he keeps away from them, the lessons he teaches and the lessons he allows them to learn on their own.” ~Lisa Rogers
I am a young parent. My son is turning 6 this October; and a month prior to his birthday this year, I’ll be celebrating my 34th. I know it’s not our ages or the number of children we have that defines a parent. It’s the maturity that lies in accepting the responsibility of becoming one and how he handles and goes through life with his kids.
In both troubled and happy times, I draw strength from the Lord, not for myself but for my son. He and his mom are my utmost priorities.
THEY HAVE REDEFINED MY LIFE.
THEY’RE MY LIFE NOW.
I’d like to see my child grow as a whole-rounded individual who always keeps an open mind to understand that life isn’t purely fun and play but also filled with trials and tears. I know it’s too early for Gabby to absorb all these but is there any rule or specific date for parents to inform kids about these things ?
I and his mom always try to explain to him in simplest possible ways, those little facts of life. Like when we usually see beggars on streets; kids sleeping on gutters, some people who are ill, particularly of his age, we frequently tell him that he’s luckier more blessed because he’s healthy and free from any sickness; he has a home to shelter him, and so fortunate to be well-fed; with no early obligations except to enjoy schooling and his childhood.
Perhaps, it is clear to my son, that we may not have everything now, but at least we’re living life happily together with so much love and faith in God.
With the way things are, my wife and I are so grateful to the Lord for having Gabby. Not only because he is smart and excels in his studies and extra-curricular activities but he simply brings joy despite the hassles and challenges of our daily living.
I am aware that I have to continuously grow as a person for me to become a better parent; and every single day is such a wonderful learning experience!
for parents out there : how would you rate yourself as a parent and your life with your kid/s?
for singles who plan to become parents : how do you see yourselves as parents someday?