"The past is the past and many of us need to learn how to leave it where it belongs. We all have the right and ability to lead lives that are completely independent from the dysfunction we may have been taught as children"
There are many things I know for sure, now that I have grown up and matured in Christ. I know that I didn’t have much choice about how my life began. But the choice became mine when I grew into an adult. I was also given the gift to choose how my daughters life would begin and continue, until such a time as she begins to make her own choices. Even though I made many mistakes in her earlier years, grace was there to cover us both. I happened upon this diary entry and felt to share....
9 June 2003 (Nearly 3 years old!)
You are quite tall for your age with curly hair that has blonde streaks in it. You have beautiful golden skin (boy mummy is soooo jealous!!) and deep green eyes with a twist of hazel (you actually get those from you mummy and your Grandmother). You love everyone and everyone loves you. In fact every five minutes or so your telling me that you love me. AND I LOVE YOU TOO BABY! Your definitely a very happy little girl, and people say that you are extremely advanced for your age. You love singing to Jesus, and your always bugging me to go to church. These are the things that make me happy the most as you were born out of faith and I hope you live by faith all your life. You can have the most intelligible conversations and I just love the fact that I can communicate with you so easily. Every time your not around I miss you like crazy. Not a day goes by when I don’t think about how much I love you. You are the most important person in my life and I look forward to seeing you grow up to be a beautiful person inside and out. Always remember that God loves you so much, and so does your Mummy.
The greatest gift we can give our children is the knowledge of Christ himself. Once they become aware of who this amazing King is, He is given an open door to slip right on into their hearts. We have the power to teach and enlighten, and thus give our children a more promising start in life. And who doesn't want that? Its all about choice. We have the opportunity and the power to choose the best path for ourselves and our children. From here on in its a journey of unconditional Love.