Life is happening wayyyy too fast in our home. I mean it was just 6 years ago that we had this little, itty, bitty girl in our arms and now we are making decisions everyday on how to handle things, how to set an example, what is OK to say and what's not. Who it's OK to be friends with and who it's better to just set a good example to but not be friends with.
Only 6 years after this little, tiny thing came into our lives we have to talk about friends that steal. We have to talk about people being bullies. We have to talk about the stuff that she's not allowed to do until she's 40 and married. Where did our baby go? Why do kids have to deal with such grown up stuff at 6 now?
Today though is going to be a hard day in our house. Because of our morals we are making the hard choice to stand up for what we believe but at the same time make our daughter very upset.
So thinking and praying about this makes me wonder about something? How many parents let their children do things that they don't feel is right just because they don't want their kids to get mad at them?
Do you know what their reading?
Do you know the video games their watching?
Do you know what CD's their listening too? Do you know we had to throw away a CD that was in a certain kids meal at a restaurant that starts with an M because the song talked about getting into a bar under age? How many parents realized that? I didn't. I played it for a couple weeks for my kids until Chris told me what they were singing. I would never have dreamed having to pre-listen to a CD that they got in a KIDS MEAL geared towards toddlers and pre-schoolers. I can tell you burning that CD came with tears but we explained to them why we had to do it.
Would you pull your kids out of a sport because of something you didn't agree with?
What about a friend? How many people have let their kids go to friends houses when they completely disagree with the friends parents lifestyle?
Are you willing to stand up for God even when it means making a really, really hard decision?