Monday, 5 March 2012

DO YOU KNOW?

my people!

How una dey? trust the weekend went well for everyone and this new week and month is going to be more fruitful than the previous one. I have been reading a lot of Tyler Perry's works lately and I must say I am inspired by a lot of his works. Please read this, think about it and share your thoughts. Enjoy...

Here it goes... "On to the reason I’m writing. A few days ago, I was in the car on my way to set when we stopped at a red light. I looked up from my script and saw a father walking across the street holding his son’s hand. The child couldn’t have been more then 2 or 3years old, this kid was giddy with joy. I watched this man and his son go into the park and start running and playing. The light changed and as we drove away, I turned around in the back seat to watch them until they were out of sight. My eyes filled with water, I thought to myself, this is really a strange reaction. I was thinking, why did I have such a strong emotional reaction to this father and son? It didn’t take long for me to realize that it was because I never had those kind of experiences, never knew that kind of unconditional joy, never knew what it felt like to be wanted and adored as a child.

Which made me think of this question. I wonder if the man I called 'Daddy' as a child, knew then what he knows now, would he have treated me any differently? If he had known, the little boy that depended on him for food and shelter would grow up to be a man that he would have to depend on for food and shelter, would he have made different choices? I realized that my emotion to that moment was about this man loving his child in the purest sense. No matter what the future holds for that little boy, he will always have that moment with his daddy loving him, for him.

There is an old song written by the Gaither’s called, MARY, DID YOU KNOW? It’s a beautiful song asking Mary, the mother of Jesus, the question, “Did you know that her baby boy would come to save the world?” The lyrics go on to ask, “Mary did you know that when you kissed the little baby, you kissed the face of God?” My favorite lyric is this one, “Mary, did you know that the child that you delivered will soon deliver you?” That last line makes me think of my own mother. Before she died she often said to me that she had no idea that her little baby boy would be able to take care of her the way I did. I get so much joy knowing that I could and I did. That lets me sleep at night. Mom, I thank you! You helped me be able to do that. God bless you!

I want to leave you with these questions. It’s for every parent, the good and the bad. DO YOU KNOW who is in your house? DO YOU KNOW whom you're raising, and will the child that you delivered, have to deliver you in your old age? Think about it, and know that when you kiss that innocent face of your child, you kiss the face of God."

If a child would turn out good or bad, it depends on the kind of foundation he or she has had... so the bible puts it this way "train up a child the way that he should go so that when he/she grows, they will not depart from it". Our lives and lifestyles impact on the lives and lifestyles of the children around us (whether ours or other people's)

I pray we all bring up our kids in the way of the Lord so that in our old age, they will be there for us when we need them. I pray we impact them positively, so that when they grow up they can impact society positively. I pray we all do well for our children, and all the children around us. It takes a society to raise a child.

Peace... I'm out.

15 comments:

  1. Hmm, deep questions. Raising a child is no easy feat, I sure pray I do a great job at the end of the day...Amen

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    1. yes dearie, I believe you will.

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  2. I rembr wen i was a kid, the only finger i could hold was my dad's little finger cos his hand always seemed sooo big. He also used to wear an afro and my sisters and i would try to braid it. Now that i think about it, it must have been seriously painful but he never complained :-) I hope i can do so much more for mine

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    1. your dad must really be a sweet one. I trust you gonna do much much more for you kids. *hugs*

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  3. The foundation of a child matters a whole lot if he must grow normally and reasonably.The environment in which the child is raised is the direct determining factor to what the child would eventually become.Children who are raise in love grow to respect and love others,while those raise without love grow up with hate for people around them.A traumatic childhood is a dangerously explosive one.

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  4. The role of a father is very important in the life of a child.

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    1. Yebo! I agree with you on that so much.

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  5. So true.
    Raising a child can't be easy. Knowing that your actions as parents can lead a child a-right or wrong. Knowing that the child you treated as least can become best etc etc.
    It's a damn miracle!

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    1. yes it is! a damn miracle knowing that parenting is a full time job.

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  6. Very touching. Being a parent is not an easy task. I thank God for my parents, and the example that they set for me and my siblings.

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    1. yes Myne, being a parent is not an easy task at all. I am trying the best i can to be a good mother to my son

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  7. I pray everyday to be the best mother I can be to my children not only 'cos they'ð 'deliver' me when I'm old and grey but 'cos, I'd be passing on something great down the family tree.
    It is very hard not to make blunders but the grace of God and a heart, firmly fixed, in the right place makes that job of parenting easier.

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