I have had the strong urge to write about love for the past few days. The problem being I didn’t know where I even wanted to start. The word love embodies all things. We sometimes use it superficially, not giving full homage to the importance of what love is and we sometimes use it in limited terms that only cover some subjects or persons, but what I am talking about is LOVE love. Real LOVE. God LOVE.
I don’t have any children as of yet but I’m at an age where all observations of parenting are taken into consideration about how I intend to raise my future babies. One of my best friends and I had a discussion about it with regards to a new TV show coming soon to NBC called the slap.
He believes I’m going to be one of those hippie people who will end up with undisciplined little demon children (I only half agree with that of course lol) while he believes his parenting style will be very strict and controlled. We both have no children so ultimately there’s no real way to know how this will end up going until they get here. Anywho, after much discussion he asked me “what values do you want to instill in your kids?” This is a great question of course and so my mind took off running…..I want my future babies to be smart, honest/truthful, free thinking, respectful and all the other great qualities all parents want of their kids.
This question then turned itself in my mind to “well how do you get all of these qualities out of your little human???” After all, no matter how much of a little you they may be they are still their own little human beings. (I find adults tend to discount children not remember they are little people.)
Well, thanks to good ol meditation just as the question had turned not long after my answer arrived.
My goal as a parent is not to force my child into a mold of qualities that are pleasing to me. My goal as a parent will be to raise my child in LOVE. I want to make my future babies in LOVE and bring them up in that same non judging, patient and kind LOVE that God floods me with on a daily basis. My favorite biblical definition of what LOVE is as follows:
1 Corinthians 13: 4-8: Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.8 Love never ends.
THAT’S how I want to raise my children. In my mind if I do my best to maintain these qualities within myself I believe my future babies will turn out awesome. If someone is raised in THAT type of LOVE there will be no room for certain qualities and traits which may be viewed as negative. I know that personally because when I am fully connected with that type of God LOVE I only want that same LOVE for those around me. I want to give and share and be kind and help others in anyway I am able. When you are given that type of LOVE you have no space for being uncooperative or ill spirited. It’s just LOVE. Good LOVE. Pure LOVE. AMAZINGGGGGG LOVE!!!
And so ultimately I want my future babies to know they are LOVE. When you know you are LOVE as I know I am LOVE it is no longer an issue of discussion.
Much LOVE and peace to you all ❤