Sunday, December 17, 2006

Our Kids, Our Responsibility

When I was pregnant, I often thought about the great responsibility that God places on us as parents when he allows us to have children; we have to guide them through life and help them get to heaven.

It is a huge responsibility, so my husband and I set forth, early, what our goal was: We must make our children realize that their goal in this life must be to reach heaven. We must always keep this, the big picture, our goal, in the forefront of our minds as we want them to be great people, good leaders and successful individuals in the process.

In order to achieve this lofty goal we must:
  • Teach them virtues: order, obedience, gratitude, truthfulness, fortitude, responsibility.
  • Provide them with the best tools possible (good schools that help us with our jobs as parents) to help them achieve their goals.
  • Surround them with good people.
On a more earthly level, we understand that we have the future husband or wife of somebody living under our roof and in our care. In our hands, we have the future teachers, jet pilots, artists, presidents, football pros of the nation, who knows? What we have right now is a blank sheet of paper where we can start filling out all the good things that our children can have, so we must make sure that they want to:
  • be interested on current events around the world,
  • learn at least two languages,
  • know the history of other countries,
  • be creative, good critics, thinkers and
  • up to date with the latest in technology.
It is obvious to us, as it must be to you, that this is a full time job, but what a great job it is!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I do agree with you that it is a responsible job to teach a child. And even more important to raise one. But I don't realy think they are born "white papers". At least my two kids are so much different that they seem to be like blue or green paper, or even a little story all by themselves.

Thank you for publishing this blog, I enjoy reading it!