This is an email I just wrote to my own adult kids and their spouses. I thought it would be a good thing for others to see and read and comment on.
Not quite thirty years ago, my sister was expecting her first child. At the time, she was living in Germany and I was living in Montgomery, Alabama. At that time, I had just gotten a new printer, which would print very clearly at very small sizes, and I was a kid with a new toy. Continue reading Raising Young Children
I woke up at 3:30 this morning with my mind swirling about child safety and obedience.
I can hear you now: “Excuse me?”
I know, I know. It’s not exactly a topic that would keep most people up at night, but there’s a reason. Here’s what I mean.
At some point during each parent’s kid-raising chores, they look at the sky and lament, “Why did I ever have kids?”
As of this writing (March 2014) my kids are 31 and 30, and I couldn’t be prouder of them. Every day, I thank God for the miracle He worked in helping shape these two incredible people, knowing there’s NO WAY I could have shaped them into who they are today on my own.
Why am I so proud of them?
Today, they are both responsible adults, people who make good decisions. You’ll hear more about that – making good decisions – in a later article, but for now I’ll just say these “kids” are who they are today based on the decisions they made in the past. Continue reading Raising Kids – The Payoff (#1)