Have you ever had someone tell you how different they are from their brother or sister? Or do you have a family member that absolutely loves an activity that you can’t stand? We are all different. We have been born with talents of our own to experience, control and learn from. It is our job as parents to help our children discover these talents. We are responsible for teaching them right from wrong and then letting them go and learn for themselves. I want my children to know they can go wherever their hearts lead them. I want them to know I am interested in what they have to say and what they are interested in. I believe that if I invest in the early years, then the doors will be wide open for later in life and they will trust and respect our family throughout life.
I will love and support my children in whatever they decide to do. I might not agree with it, I might try to steer them in a different direction, but ultimately it is up to them after I have taught them right from wrong. I wonder how many people stop doing something because they do not have support? Showing support for others is simple, but can be challenging at times. It takes time. It takes effort and it takes an unselfish act of love. Do you really think I want to spend my Saturday at a basketball court sitting in rock hard seats? No, but I do it. Do I want to spend my nights driving the kids to and from activities? No, but I do it. I do this to support them and what they want to do. Some of the activities we learn they don’t like, others they love. It is a trial and error process and I will show support the whole time.