Often I wonder how I missed so much when I was younger- How blinded I was to my surroundings. And how Innocent I was when it came to life in general. I definitely lived in a sheltered world. I say that with GREAT pride. My parents did not shelter me from reality as I got older but when I was young I was EXPECTED to act young and not to have to deal with the problems of the world. I really enjoyed my childhood. I DID get spankings- and trust me I deserved them, every single one! That did not keep me from enjoying my childhood, I actually believe that it made my childhood better.... I am a firm believer that limits and rules and enforcement of the rules by rewarding a child when they do not obey (aka spanking) makes for a happier child.
So, you may be wondering what made me blog about this today- Well, one of my clients daughters is 10 years old (just turned 10 in April) and she is pregnant! Yes, you heard me right, she is pregnant at 10!!!!! I was playing with Barbies at 10 !!!!! This got me thinking of how blessed I was to grow up in a home where God is the center of it! Where we were taught right from wrong and where I had a childhood.
Thank you GOD for a God fearing family! I am truly blessed.
Thank you DAD and MOM for allowing me to be a child and for raising me in a Godly home!