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It Starts With You~It Starts At Home


My generation that grew up in the 70’s knows what it’s like to obey your parents.

Some parents would give that look to you which says “If you don’t behave I’m going to knock you into next week.”  Growing up, no one thought it to be child abuse.  It was called discipline.  There was no calling child protective services.  If you didn’t want to get unto trouble and you got into trouble, our protective services were to run and hide.  There was no “wait til your father gets home” discussion, mothers took care to discipline the children.

No matter how tired they were coming home from work, cooking, cleaning the house and helping to get homework done.  No, women like that are seen to be super women but, we are not.  We take pride in raising our children in the way that they should be trained.  The Bible states that you should raise a child in the way it should go and he will not depart from it. Which brings us to the tragedy that happened in Connecticut.

Can you imagine being told that your child won’t be coming home today?

This was felt all around the world.  No one messes with the children!  No matter if they are good are bad, they are still children.  Those that passed, will never know the meaning of responsibility, parents won’t get to hug or kiss them, no one will hear their laughter, or hear their cries when they fall and hurt themselves.

We will never understand God’s divine purpose.  Satan is busy because he knows that more and more people are turning to God these days.  He killed, stole and destroyed 20 or more lives.  But it’s not just the children; it’s also the parents whose lives have been turned upside down because they lost their child.  Even the woman of the gunman lost her life and her students who, I’m sure, she also called her children.

Why did this happen?

Did the gunman not get enough love?  Maybe he received too much love.  Maybe his parents didn’t give him what he wanted that day.  We won’t really know the reason for him doing what he did.  Maybe there was a history of illness in the family.  For whatever reason, no one should ever take their problems out on someone else.  Every parent in the world felt this.  The children at school felt this.  They will be scarred for life.  It’s time for the nation to pray.  There is this talk about the world coming to an end.  All you have to do is live your life the way you all have and not be worried about tomorrow~it will take care of itself.

To the parents who lost their loved ones:  I hope that  you are given time to mourn your loss, that you will come to a point in your life that you will be able to forgive this man, and that you will find solace in the storm and know that the nation also feels your pain.  Life’s lessons start with you~and it begins at home.

Stacey Barlow is a contributing blogger for JenningsWire, a blogging community created by Annie Jennings.


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