I want to begin by saying Happy 4th of July to everyone out there. Please be safe! The growing threats on our country is a reminder of what this day represents. Remember what we, as America stands for.
On a completely different note. I want to talk about love. In particular, a mother's love. While everyone is out celebrating and blowing things up, I have a teenage daughter that is blowing up inside. I know teenage years are the hardest part of growing up. I was after all a teenager once, and I'm not too old to forget-yet. Things have changed a lot over the years though. There are no filters or boundaries any longer. This world has become an anything goes society.
If we talked back we got back-handed. If we snuck out we got a belt to our behinds when we got home. Our children have no consequences for their actions. If a parent does put rules down our children blow up and threaten us ... the parents. Parents need to be able to discipline our children with out worry we will be drug into a back room getting reprimanded.
My fifteen year old daughter took off last night. I called officers but there is not a lot they will do about it. Sure... blame it on the parents, but this parent that supposedly doesn't care about her child- according to child- laid restless all night. I was worried all night where my child, that I love and adore, is. Sleep deprived, sick to my stomach, and every worse case scenario running through my mind. I just want my baby home safe and sound.
Hug your children. And tell them you love them.
Author RJ Heaton
Writing leads to so many endless possibilities. Let's see what worlds we can build today.