What Does the World Have For Her?

While I was driving this morning I was listening to the radio the topic of conversation was the "Virginia Massacre" along with all the other school shootings that have occured, being that tomorrow will mark the Columbine shooting. My generation has wittnessed alot of shootings, terrorist attacks, war, hatred and so forth. So it is this bad now, what will it be like for my child? It breaks my heart to think that by the time she is in school these subjects could be ten times as bad. I wander what it will be like for her when she is my age and what she will have to wittness. Right now she is too young to remember any of the recent occurances and for that I am thankful. I can't help but think things are going to be much worse for her. Sometimes I could kick myself for not being more careful (she was an unplanned pregnancy). Don't get me wrong, I love her with every cell in my body, but it kills to think of all the hardships she will endure throughout her life. I blame myself sometimes. I don't know what to do for her or how to prepare her for these things without scaring the crap out of her. It's a rough world and it's getting rougher. All I can do is hope she get tougher as is it goes.

Luci Luci
22-25, F
2 Responses Apr 19, 2007

One of the biggest problems in life is how the teens grow up. There are so many things they deal with like dates and break ups that they should not worry about. The media sets a standard on how a life should be and that is what they want because it looks fun. This world has gotten worse and worse. No one is doing much of an effort to control it. You can't blame your self for her to be a unexpected pregnancy. you are not that old and you had to go through the same crap I did. (except mine was a little worst because I am younger, lol) I think the best thing you can do for your child is make smart choices on what she will be exposed to. Most parents don't seem to care about what their kids are doing. At least you want to. It is a start. biggest influence to a kid is the same sex parent so teach her all you know, all your mistakes and what to look out for. She will learn a lot from you as long as you two are close. Being close makes her want to be like you. You are the one that will give her hope.

Don't regret having your daughter...that's not fair to either of you. Just know this...she was ment to be here when she got here. I don't know your feelings on God or anything like that but I believe with all my heart that things happen for a reason. How do you know your daughter wont grow up and become someone who makes her world a better place to live in? What if your daughter cures a major illness or something to that effect. But anyway...she was ment to be here and I believe God has a plan for her...and he wont ask anything of her that she can't handle. Teach her to be strong and confident in herself and make sure she knows she has you to turn to no matter what. Teach her right from wrong...do your best and I have full confidence that her life will be a great one.