Friday, September 3, 2010

It's Friday

As I listen to the patter of the lovely rain on this quiet morning I am so grateful for so many things. We are so blessed and I have been trying to treasure each day while it is happening rather than focusing on the next day, week, etc.

I guess that is why I am so confused by the attitude of an acquaintance of mine. She has a daughter who is the same age as my Daisy and she will tell you that she can't wait until her daughter grows up. That right now she is working so hard to save money for college and to pay for everything her kids need (she also has a 4 year old) that she just looks forward to being done.

I just don't get it. I don't know if it is a cultural thing (the kids are first generation Americans while the parents are from the orient). I don't think less of them. I wonder if when the kids are grown if she will regret this attitude. I just . . . .

I just . . .

think . . .

how sad.

1 comment:

  1. Sad, indeed. I heard a sermon once that talked about how there is something really wrong if parents don't have any joy in parenting, but instead think of it as merely a job, an obligation, an inconvenience for the next 18 years...all without joy. It's so much more than the work and the effort if your frame of mind is right and you recognize the blessing that it truly is. A blessing, mind you, that many people struggle to have in their lives.

    I pray this mother finds joy in the special blessings she has in her kids and enjoys them in their youth, when they are still pure and not yet jaded by the world.