Parenting With Unconditional Love
The true test of parenting comes when our children take their wings and fly. ~Randi G. Fine~
In my opinion, the words parenting and selflessness should be interchangeable words in the Roget’s Thesaurus. Think about it for a minute; there is no “I” in the words mother or father… or parent for that matter.
When making the choice to have children, one’s motive might very well be a predictor of the outcome. Any reproductively healthy woman can birth children. That doesn’t mean that every reproductively healthy woman should raise children.
Parenting is the most vitally important responsibility one could ever have. I’ve always believed that my children chose me. They put their ultimate faith in me. That is a supreme honor and a divine gift. It’s been incumbent upon me to discriminatingly select the fruit for the nectar to nurture their souls.
Just as with birds and their nestlings, the true test of parenting comes when our children take their wings and try to fly. Does the child seek independence? Will the child land on their feet if they fall? And most importantly, do they know without a shadow of a doubt that every moment of every day, you are watching from the nest and cheering their efforts on?
No matter how old our children become, they’ll never stop needing their parents’ unconditional love. That is the foundation on which they continue to build their lives. The stronger the foundation, the higher and sturdier they can build. Then someday, if they choose to have their own children, they’ll already have a tried and true template. How wonderful would that be?
As parents we must do our very best. That often means healing our own issues so they won’t become a legacy for our children. I broke the pattern and stopped the legacy…you can too. The rest is in God’s hands; after all, the children we raise are ultimately his.
Read other parenting quotes, poems, and articles:
Ten Things Every Parent Should Know (Article)
Raising Self Reliant Children (Article)
Unconditionally Loved Children Blossom Grow Soar (Article and Poem)
Can Your Children Be Honest (Article)
Preparing Children for Life (Article)
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