Unheard Voices


Where do I begin…society seems to be in divided tyranny.  There is one major stance I take very seriously, one that many take offense to or shun because in some eyes it is not a politically correct view to take a stand for.

Recently I have seen a lot of terrible posts regarding abortion also known as Murder.  Yes, I know I said the “M” word and Yes I meant it.  I am saddened by the unborn babies that lose their lives daily due to the lack of responsibility and compassion for life.

Somebody has to raise a voice for those that can’t speak or stand up for themselves! We do that for our own children every single day.  When you conceive a child your title as a mother and father is automatic no exceptions.  Unborn babies feel, hear, and are intelligent.  They are gifts from the Lord and so many take them for granted.  

It is just breaking my heart….Take a Stand!  Fight for the Unborn!!!

Talk about a Scare!

Leave it to my two year old Joseph to give me the scare of a lifetime!  Last night at 11:00pm…yeah we were all still awake!  Well Joe Joe decided to take a stroll without mommy.  I was finishing up feeding the baby and I heard Joseph cry!  I quickly hear him calm down when another adult consoles him, so I unlatch the baby and position him on the bed so he won’t fall off!  I slide off the bed and go hunting for him but realize he is nowhere to be found in the dorm!! I quickly panic and frantically search inside, but no sight of him.  Once I realize he isn’t inside the building I race outside with a few more ladies!  He was no where to be found. I see a child from the distance that resembles Joe Joe but realize very quickly that was not my son.  At this point I felt my whole body go numb.  My heart was frantically beating and my stomach was in knots.  It was pitch dark and we were in the middle of nowhere!  Frantically a whole bunch of other camp counsellors jump on in the search.  Well within five minutes of searching he was found!!! He had chased the baby kitten that was on the camp grounds to the other side of the camp!  Talk about a relief and a scare that will imprint on me for the rest of my life.  There is nothing like the feeling of not knowing where your child is!! I am writing this post to raise awareness!  You can turn your back for a second and that’s all it takes!!! I don’t wish that fear, that pain, that feeling upon anyone!

I am sharing this story so other parents are aware of how quickly your child can disappear from your sight.  I am fortunate that nothing happened to him and that he is safe but others are not so fortunate.

P.A.R.E.N.T.I.N.G.

To be honest parents forget that children take in everything that they are exposed to.  We don’t filter normally because we don’t think about it, we don’t acknowledge how we act can effect our children’s well-being.  Sometimes it takes a reality check to be able to come to terms with the bad habits we have in our lives.  Depression, anger, resentment, jealousy, and so many more emotions that you may be feeling are also harmful to your child.

We are an example to our children, we are not here to parade around our accomplishments and push our children aside like trophies.  We should be focusing on our kids and their futures not about what benefits us (the parents)!  Everywhere you go you will notice that the family dynamic has changed, and it is very sad.  Parents are becoming more laxed on the well-being of their child’s safety.  It is concerning and children are at high risk for emotional set-backs due to the lack of Parenting that goes on today.  I have worked with many families and have dealt with many situations that were heart-wrenching.

Parenting is not easy and for the weak, it is the hardest job you will ever be given.  When you become a parent you are taking on a huge responsibility but very rewarding one at that. Here is an acronym that really speaks to me.  It is one that I made up and is very relevant to the life and meaning of the term Parent.

Priceless
Ambitious
Rewarding
Engaging
Never-ending
Team-building

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