We have adult-children who are having their own children and they don’t like them because raising children is frustrating and this cycle spins at [a] dizzying speed and we are all paying the price.
Oh, that we would find our love and zeal and passion for raising people!
Do you know perhaps the most tragic part of all? Since we don’t see past this temporal busy-work that goes [alongside] of raising children into people, children themselves have lost their worth. We don’t value children because we don’t value the process of raising them into whole men and women.
But there’s hope. Change starts with you and me. It’s easy even for those of us who do value the work of motherhood to get short-sighted and forget to see the men and women in the faces of our children. It’s easy to forget the shaping of lives that goes on in the midst of daily life, the lessons learned at a thousand places in the day. Anyone can raise children, but only committed, devoted, my-life-for-yours parents can raise people who will contribute significantly to the human race.
And then we can rally around other young parents and remind them of the life-work of pouring into the next generation for all of our sakes.
The monumental happens in the minutia. Raise people.
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