Forgive Us For Worrying Too Much For You





Some of us do not want our children to be influenced by the world.

From very early in their lives, we have reminded them often our list of dos and don'ts.

We punish them when they don't do what we want them to do. And we also punish them when they do what they are not supposed to do.

We think we can control and contain our children, until all hell breaks lose. Our children retaliate in anger against us and refuse to speak honestly with us anymore or decide to leave home often.

Separation from the world is never a good solution to bringing up our children...

But our heart is often very heavy each time our children leave us...

When they are with their friends, we are worried about their relationships.

When they study far away, we are worried about their livelihood.

When they are driving a car or riding a motorbike, we are worried about their safety.

We talk to them through the phone, sometimes all too often, making them tired of us.

We give advices and reminders, sometimes all too often, making them really bored.

We follow them and watch them closely from afar. Oh no, we are not trusting our children. What if they discover our present?

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Children, forgive us for worrying too much about you. You are too precious to us...

We do want to know your whereabout...
We do have good advices for you that we have learned through painful experiences...
We do watch from afar...
And we do pray for you often.

Children, you have our blessings always, though our heart refuses to let go...

Forgive us for worrying too much for you

9 comments:

  Harry Seenthings

May 2, 2009 at 4:18 AM

nice and good articles in here, im glad to be here and make a friends with u......ur blog is my favo in technorati

  Ratty

May 2, 2009 at 12:26 PM

Good post! My brothers children are just now growing up, and he is finding life very different without them.

  Buzzing J

May 2, 2009 at 3:08 PM

It's a cycle, isn't it?

It's a fact of life.

That's parenthood.

Though I'm not at the stage where they even think about leaving home yet, I do hold that prospect with a certain degree of "fear", for lack of better words.

  Mountain Woman

May 2, 2009 at 9:42 PM

Yes, it is very hard to just let go and impossible to ask us to stop worrying. I still worry. What a wonderful post.

  Anton

May 3, 2009 at 10:09 PM

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  Karen & Gerard Zemek

May 4, 2009 at 4:34 PM

I always thought my parents were a bit overprotective, but at least I knew they loved and cared about me so I am thankful.

  Alterity

May 5, 2009 at 9:32 PM

Hiya! Been following all your blogs for some time and really enjoy them. Good to see a Christian share such wonderful stuff. The story about the heavy guy on the motorcycle was so sad! Anyway, I have tagged you, so drop by my blog to see what you have to do next (only if you want to and you can do it on any of your blogs, you don't have to do it on this one!)

  yeokeehui@gmail.com

May 6, 2009 at 4:29 AM

I write what is in my mind. I have 3 teenage children and I start to worry a lot for them. I am sure all parents do. Thank you all for your wonderful comments. I think that is how we move on, one step at a time.

  Peter

May 6, 2009 at 8:48 AM

The endless worrying for your kids. My kid is three year old and I would worry whether she is progressing enough. Is she speaking the right amount of words/is she gaining enough strength.