It's ten o’clock…do you know where your children are?
It’s ten o’clock…do you know where your children are? Remember that TV one-liner from long ago? Well, not THAT long ago–but our kids think we are ancient, so it IS ancient history to them. But it was a gentle reminder that parents KNOW the whereabouts of their kids. We joked about it, but I’m glad I had parents who cared. I hope you did too!
In today's world it's important not only to know where your children are but what they may be up to on the internet too. Do we know what they are texting? Do we know what kind of music they are listening to or what they are reading?
Being a parent was never an easy task for anyone. Now even more, we really do need to know where are children are.
As a mom of grown children and a grandmother who grew up in a totally different world, I find some of what goes on today absolutely unbelievable. Times have changed dramatically. Of course if you are not as old as I am, you may not think so. Each generation seems to think that the upcoming one is worse than the one before it seems.
Change has definitely become harder for me as I have grown older. However, because my faith is strong, I am able to trust God and remain open and full of hope. Doing so has brought a life much fuller than anything I might have envisioned.
On any given day I rarely know exactly where my children are. I'm not one to call my children daily, in fact I usually just wait for them to call me. I know that they all lead busy lives with their jobs and families so I wait for them to call me. It's not that I'm not interested, I surely am. When I don't hear from them then I think that no news must be good news.
I am happy to say I survived all of the 10 o'clocks when my children were growing up, but as a parent, I know we never stop caring. Not even when they are grown up and on their own. It is the price we pay as parents. I am happy to pay.
Have a FANTASTIC Friday everyone!
FRIDAY RESOLUTION: Be kind to someone you consider unkind