Let’s protect our CHILDREN!
NOTHING brings joy to my heart like raising my two children. I had them under the toughest circumstances in my life but that doesn’t matter because they bring me so much joy. When I had them, things were just not working out with their father and I. Sometimes when things don’t work out in a relationship, the parents take out their frustrations on the children. Not me! They gave me a new lease on life and they were the reason I was eventually able to walk out of a physically and emotionally abusive relationship.
Now that you have a picture of how much I adore my children, you can imagine the shock I experienced when I read of a Pretoria mom who is accused of killing her two children about two years ago and is currently on trial. The mother says she doesn’t remember shooting the children and blames the incident on the side effects of medication she had taken for headaches and menstrual pain.
I am still shaken when I read stories around this trial and I truly hope justice takes its course. We need to protect our children with all we have as parents. No matter how hard life is, we should remember that they didn’t ask to be born. It is our obligation to give them the best we can provide. It doesn’t have to be expensive, but our efforts should show that we care. It boosts the confidence of the children.
We tend to forget that most of the adults we have around us who kill, rape or abuse their children and partners are as a result of an unhappy childhood. Their bad childhood experiences pile up and damage them and they end up not having a care in the world. If we want to build the leaders of tomorrow, it should start in our homes.
The reason we see teens falling for blessers is mainly because they didn’t get the love from their fathers or father figures so they are hungry for the attention from an older man. You reap what you sow. If you plant a bad seed, you will reap weeds and if you plant a good seed, a bright and beautiful flower will germinate.
Charity begins at home and it is our duty as parents to make sure that we protect our children from the evil of the society and pass down good morals. Who are our children supposed to turn to in times of need, if not us? We are the pillar of their strength and any parent who harms their
Nonzwi child should be taken to task. As clichéd as it might sound, children are a gift from God. Take care and until next week!