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!!!


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9 Responses Oct 24, 2008

My oldest daughter is very openly gay. I love her for who she is. I wouldn't trade her for anything.

It boggles the mind and thank you so very much for the quote. I am copying it and printing it off for my parents and children to share. What really boggles my mind when I really stop and think about it is that my own God allowed his only Son to be hung upon a cross to save all of humanity. As a parent, I couldn't have done that. Forgive me, I didn't mean to preach or bring any form of religion into this discussion.

we must rember , children are OUR future , we reap what we so

Thank you, sweetie...but I know people who would vehemently disagree with you about that ;-B-<br />
I just got off of the phone with my mom! Funny! She called when I was going to post a comment! Life is funny. Bees make honey. I have honey today.

excellent read, IT. And, Gibran hit it on the head. Thank you for including that beautiful quote...<br />
I agree that everyone needs to be who they are and not what people expect them to be. I was pretty lucky that my parents put little effort into teaching us how to copy others, even them. Now, they just think I am too ******* crazy to try and mold into someone that is not! I think that worked out rather nicely :-P

My son is gay; he has a friend who came out to his parents - parents sent him to 'straight camp' and when that didn't work - they closed the door. It just breaks my heart to think about it.

That's refreshing to hear, you would truly be surprised how many people don't feel that way.

I worked at a craft and hobby store for 5 years, in those years, of all the people who came in with their kids, I can remember exactly how many of them really loved their kids, and I wouldn't have to use all the fingers on one hand. I can also remember many (although not all) of the people who didn't want to have to "deal" with their kids, and for that I haven't enough parts. The stories I could tell you of all the people who would stand at my checkout stand complaining to me about how their kids had a day off school and how it just was horrible for them, and what are they supposed to do with them? It made me sick. What happened to people who wanted their kids?

True that!!