It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Chapter 11, Page 28, Book 12
Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
#28 of 30 things I'm thankful for in November
Without them we would not exist. Many of our ancestors, and possibly even our parents, struggled and fought so that we could live life. Learn about your family history if possible and appreciate all that your ancestors did in order to survive and thrive. Appreciate your parents as well, even if they are no longer together, or if your relationship is not well, realize that it is because of the two of them that you are alive and able to live at this moment. If nothing else, you can be grateful for that.
I'm thankful for the parents that don’t always say yes, and in doing so help children learn and grow. To me being a good parent meant that I was to teach my children how to be responsible, and dependable adults. When we know they can take care of themselves and make wise decisions, it is a good feeling.
Yes, to be a good parent, you have to sacrifice, but this is not a requirement of parenting, it is a requirement of being good at something.