I have had so many major personal and professional breakthroughs this year. So much so, I have been in a constant state of "God, why are you blessing me so immensely?".
However, I am facing the hardest parenting trial thus far. I won't get into details (shocking right?) only to say that my daughter is going through somewhat of a rebellion. It's not easy for me. I didn't have to go through this with my older 3 and I pray to God I don't have to go through it with Jessie. Lacie, god bless her, is just an angel and there's no worry of that at all.
It's gotten bad enough that I may have to pull her out of school and start homeschooling. Prayer in this area would be greatly appreciated. I may have methods that aren't popular but I have never been one to follow the crowd. I have raised my children to have strong faith, be respectful, both of others and of themselves, and put their family above all others (after God of course). I have always taught them that our ways are dying and they will face loads of temptation and opposition for our beliefs and ways of living but
A-Never let anyone's opinion bring you doubt and confusion. You have God in you....listen to Him!
B-Be strong but when you fall, get back up! Never allow yourself to wallow in the depths of despair. Life is too short to waste time on the sorrows.
C-Always operate in love, forgiveness, mercy, compassion, and never forget that honesty and loyalty are two of the best character traits you can possess.
I have lived my life as an open book. Not a lot of people agree with that...why not?? I've always allowed my children to see my mistakes. No one is perfect....and mistakes are teachable lessons. I've established relationships with each of my kids and I've (up til now) been able to manage a friendship along with my Mothership.
~note that word is capitalized...as it always should be~
This time though, the friendship is gone and I have to be Mom now. It sucks...it hurts...I feel broken although I will not show her. My heart is aching.
I know this is a phase...
I've been through it myself.
I just always thought that my "phase" (at the same age she is now) was because of my dysfunctional surroundings and upbringing. If that is so, what is her reason? Milad and I have ALWAYS remained very close...even when it wasn't the easiest. Hell when we were separated, we still had family dinners at my house 3-5 times a week just to show them how close we all still were! She has a father who thinks she is the biggest blessing from God. She can do no wrong in his eyes...which is another reason I am hurting so bad. It breaks my heart to see him crying and asking if he did anything to her that would cause her to take this path.
I think that was just getting too personal. I'll end with this...
Parents, it is so essential to check your kids!
You have every right and I'll go a step further and say it is your DUTY
as a parent to know who they are with, what they are doing and for the love of God, be diligent on their social medias! There are people out there preying on our children!! Yes, even other children. I am so thankful that I caught this before it got too bad. Another few weeks and I may not be having this same conversation.
Pray for my hubby and me. We need wisdom, strength and understanding on a deep level.
Thanks, guys :)