I have so much to say on this but I think I'll keep it short because I want to hear what other people feel.
What has happened to our humanity that a parent's bond with their children, to love and protect them, has been lost?
While the majority of parents certainly love their children, a horrifying occurrence is taking place all over the world more and more, where parents just stop remembering that above all, you should love your children!
I am not so much talking about parents who go crazy and kill their kids, although I certainly believe they are related to this issue. I'm talking about parents who disown their child because the child is different from what the parents expectations are. Khalil Gibran once wrote:
"Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let our bending in the archer's hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable. "
But instead parents whose children go different paths decide that they no longer have an obligation to care for the child. Whether your child decides to love the same sex, be a witch, be a liberal and you're conservative or vice versa.....you still have to LOVE and RESPECT your child!!!
THEY ARE NOT MEANT TO BE YOUR LITTLE CARBON COPIES!!!!!!