So many times we take each other for granted and often parents are their teenage children squabble. Sadly those sometimes can lead to pain to bearable to stand.
There was a mother who was having a typical spat with her son over him wanting to go out and she said no. He wanted a hug and she said no as he walked out the door. The next time she saw her precious son he was brain dead. In the end she was forced to ” pull the plug”. He was 17. The woman has never gotten over it to this very day. So every time she leaves her husband ( not her son’s father) they tell each other how they feel about each other. So folks cherish those moments you have because you never know when something like this can happen to you!
Parents there is a hammer in your future and many of you don’t even realize it. Now I am not talking about a physical hammer but something that is much more dangerous and you need to correct today! You can’t change what has happened in the past but you sure can in the future. This is so urgent that you really need to take a hard look at your life.
This hammer is so dangerous that although your children hold it and they don’t even realize it until they get older!
So what is the hammer I am referencing? The hammer is one word!
One of my favorite sayings is that ” I don’t know or care what my parents got me for Christmas in 1965″. What I do care about is the lack of time I got to spend with my late father. He was working several jobs to provide for our family which is an admirable trait.
This matter really became clear in the early 1970s when I was at football practice and of course, my coach was worried that some bad had happened.
My father’s question was pretty simple. “Can I see my son because we live in the same house and haven’t spoken in 6 weeks”? It was not the typical teenage son thinking that dad was the dumbest person on the planet.
Now he’s gone for good and I would give up anything to just spent 5 more minutes with him.
So you as a parent have a choice. Do you want that hammer to be a big one or a small one? The clock is ticking and it could stop at any second.
When we were young and thought after years of hard work the golden years would welcome you with open arms. Sorry to pop that bubble but won’t turn out like that for most people! So I compiled a shortlist of the things that awaits you!
- Your life is centered on when your next doctor’s appointment is scheduled.
- Your body simply doesn’t do what it used to be able to do!
- That dream home on the beach probably won’t happen.
- You could very well become a widow or widower
- You realize that about 90 to 95 percent are just passing through your life
- When you look back on your life things didn’t turn out the way you thought they would.
- Reading obituaries comes with your morning cup of coffee!
I know there are many more and please feel free to add some.
The golden years you can wait on them!