Monday, October 5, 2015


Over these many years we have birthed 5, count them, 5 children.  All are now grown and on their own.  All seem to be doing well.

If you are a parent, you know that this is much cause for rejoicing.  Parenting is a tough row to hoe!  Christian author James Dobson wrote a book, "Parenting isn't for Cowards".  I never read the book, but do agree with the title.

As I have mentioned herein before, whenever I learn of a new parent, I encourage them to memorize Psalm 127.  It tells us that we have little to do with how our kids turn out!  It reminds us that children are a blessing- something that can be easily overlooked in the midst of temper tantrums.

Parenting is not innate.  I think we can learn some good parenting ideas from good parents around us.  G^d gives us some instruction in Scripture, though not as much, nor as specific as I would like.  I'm sure there is a reason for the paucity and generality of this advice, and one day I'll understand.

So, let me offer a word of encouragement to all parents.  Hang in there.  Do your best, and leave it in G^d's hands.

Remember, "Children are a gift of the L^rd, the fruit of the womb is a reward.  Like arrows in the hand of a mighty warrior, so are the children of one's youth.  Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them."

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