Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Strengthening the Family- #3 Be at the Crossroads

I had one of those moms... You know the kind the one who wants to know exactly where your going, who with, when you'll be home. At the time I brushed it off being "overprotective" but now that I have a child of my own I am beginning to understand.

I appreciate now that she was up to look me in the eye when I came home at night- I never really considered drinking or any other "wild" teenage behavior but I can tell you that even if I had I quickly would have changed my mind knowing I would be kissing mom goodnight.

I appreciate that she was there for the little crossroads to- Like when I came home from school frustrated because of a teacher or an argument with a friend.

If we do not make a habit of "being there" for our children- they will be that much less likely to follow our guidance when it is given.

It is as the primary song says. Lead me, Guide me, Walk beside me

* My Blog Post Series "Strengthening the Family" is based on my personal thoughts from reading the book "25 Mistakes Parents Make and How to Avoid Them" by Randal A. Wright

1 comment:

JUST ME, THE MOM said...

I love this! It is something I feel with all my heart! My little ones are 26, 23, 20, 17 now. I still have to be there when ever they drop in or come by. Love cell phones and texting, I can still find them and give them a ((hug)) almost anytime!

Kristin K