Relationships between us and our parents differ in important ways but one of the amazing things is that with those things that differ, unique relationship qualities arise. It’s a bond that is not only wonderful but also profound.
Parents and children hold such a special relationship that is easy yet tricky to understand. Let me put it this way…
There is more to a girl than what her mother sees, there is more to a boy than what his father dreams and there is more to our parents than our eyes can perceive. We live in a world with all kinds of relationships swimming in an endless pool of love and fellowships.
I love you mom I care for you dad, I love you son I care for you my daughter. These are words we seem to know but hardly ever say it enough. We hold these words in such esteem but we keep it on the down low and keep it hush hush.
The relationship that is there between parents and children should be something that is deep and beautiful, fun and exciting. However, most of all it needs to be an experience, a journey, a path that leads to the strongest bond that can ever be within a family.
The relationships we have between us and our parents may not always be a bed of roses and it may not be a walk in the park either. Times will come when we will argue about washing dishes or what time our curfew should be. Times will come when you want to do something but mom or dad won’t let you even though your heart desires to do it. Times will come when all you want to do is leave the house but you have to clean your room but you don’t want to. Arguments will be there and fights will arise but let’s all remember one thing…..Love. Love is a unifying factor. Dear teens… Love your parents and vice versa. Whatever we do let’s do it out of love.
Parents! Can I get an, “Oh yeah?” Being a parent isn’t easy. Take time to genuinely listen to your kids, kiss them goodnight and set firm but gentle limits. Help them do their homework and laugh with them every chance you get. Hold them when they cry and tell them everything is going to be fine. Teach them how to ride a bike and play football with them. Teach your sons how to treat and respect a girl and teach your daughters how to love and respect themselves. Enjoytime with your babies.
“Having children is wondrous. It is to forever have your heart go walking around outside your body.”
Affirming words from moms and dads are like light switches. Speak a word of affirmation in your child’s life and it’s like lighting up a whole room full of possibilities. Love and understand the situation your babies are in. One day just decide to walk a mile in their shoes and see what it feels like to be a child in this day and age. But above all love your babies. (Even though they are above 13 they are still your babies :)
Teens…Where you at? You are amazingly beautiful and wonderfully cool in your own way. Love your folks and love them hard. Try and understand your parents; love and respect them in spite of your own feelings. It may be hard but in time you will see the vision in their wisdom. Wash the dishes, clean your room, hug your parents in the morning and give them a high five in the evening. Make the small things count then focus on the big things. Your mother can understand what you can’t seem to say and your father can see what you cannot see. Love and respect goes a long way. No matter how old you get you will still be your parent’s babies and it’s not such a bad thing. Try and see through their eyes. Look up to them and say I’m sorry, see the good intentions and not what they are keeping you from doing.
Guardians, parents, children, let us not be afraid to be deep and learn to strengthen our relationships and bonds. Let’s learn to give each other second, third, fourth, a hundreths chances. Let’s give each other time. Let’s care for each other and let’s shower each other with love.
In this journey we call family lets experience every soulful little detail with love and respect and we shall look back and thank God for every good and bad moment that helped us not only learn but grow into amazing relationships that we can pass on to friends and relatives. Let’s show the world how beautiful our relationships can be.
Let’s love and let’s hug
Author: Bryan Ngugi | Date Created2016-05-24 04:19:20 | Comments: 0