Sunday, November 27, 2011

Worthy of love.

   I apologize to those who are used to me posting almost everyday. This time of year get's very busy for my house.  Thanksgiving, birthdays and the many family gatherings.  I hope that everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving!  It's always good to get together and enjoy good food and family.

  Today in church the person who prepared the lesson brought up some very important points that I thought would be good to pass along.  She asked the question, how do we show love for our children?  There were many answers to this question of course, the one that struck me is that just like God allows each one of go through our challenges and struggles, he still loves us and has provided us with instruction, direction and the privilege of being able to communicate with him.  Do we remember to love our children by letting them be themselves?  Accepting them as individuals and teaching them love and respect for themselves?

   I know that when our children where younger it is easy to think that we can decide everything for them. Sadly, they don't learn much or even independence this way.  Just as God loves us so much as to let us learn our own lessons, we must also love our children enough to let them learn for themselves and still love and accept them even when they make decisions that will have outcomes different than we would chose for them.

   Some have challenged us as we have raised our children to be freethinkers and often times, non-conformists. Hopefully we have taught them to love and accept themselves for who they are and for their individuality.  My sincerest desire is that they love live, themselves and have respect for life and for others as we have for them.

  As parents, we sacrifice much for their well being, heart and soul, energy and effort, money and time.  It is these sacrifices that build the next generation.  Let's hope that we have taught them well to respect the value of their own lives and to the lives of others.

   I challenge you to look at your own life, ask yourself, what blessings do I have that show God's love for me?  How can repay him for all the blessings we receive.  I know that I can never repay him even with a lifetime's effort, I can only hope to pass what love I have received on to others.

   I am thankful for each one of you who read and consider my words and thoughts.  Thank you for visiting.  If I may ask, pass the love on.  Let someone know today how thankful you are for them, for them being just exactly who they are and that they are worthy of love.

   May your heart be swollen with gratitude this beautiful day.  May you warm the heart of another.  Most of all, may you know that you are loved and that you are worthy of that love!

Peace, love and good will be yours.

Billy B


  1. This is another thoughtful post. Thanks for sharing those thoughts with us. I have been a free thinking non-conformist all my life. I kind of enjoy it, but am sometimes misunderstood. I have raised my kids to be this way, too. It's not always easy, but it's perferable to being caught up in the herd.

  2. So inspiring. As I sit here, my family all asleep, prayers were said, kisses given, and piggy toes tucked in tight, I'm blessed to have read such a wonderful post to end my Sunday night. PRAYERS - PRAYERS - PRAYERS - not only through ALL the rough times, but also through each day. For each day is a learning experience the Lord has given us... to see a new day, to love another day, to laugh and learn and discover new little blessings all around us.
    Much Love and Peace be with you sweet friend~

  3. Thanks for sharing this thoughtful post. Really appreciated. It's not easy to raised kids now a days but I do tried my best to be the best mummy and wife despite my tight schedule and working full time. Life is not a bed of roses everyday, I do have my up and down sometimes. But over the years I'd learn to forgive and forget.
    Have a nice day.

  4. Thank you for your comments! ;D

    Life is good and some of the greatest blessings I have ever experienced have come from the relationships I have with my children.

    Today is a great day!

  5. I loved this! I think that it makes such a huge difference when we show gratitude and love to those that are most important in our lives.

  6. What a beautiful post! :-)

    I've raised three daughters and I think that the job was actually God's. You see when I had them I was a young wife feeling so overwhelmed in suddenly having a growing family. Felt so inadequate for the task. Scared of the huge responsibilities it held. So with that weighing heavily in my heart I turned to God... actually the little Child Jesus (the Sto. Nino)... and asked his help. Told him that I want to do right by this and could only do so if he would take the job for me. Well, to cut a long story short... he did! My daughters have grown up to be decent, loving, responsible, healthy, honest, and god-fearing individuals.... the pride of a mother's heart. I'm a widow now and a retiree and they take good care of me. They know what love is through the eyes and heart of God.

    In everything there was and there is and will be in my life and my children's... God's magnificent love reigns forever.

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful post.

  7. Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I agree, being a parent is a sacred calling and near impossible without some divine help. ;D

  8. I don't know how I missed this beautiful post. I too believe that children are a gift from God. It's the way,He gives us a chance to be like him. The closer we come, the better parents we are.

    It's not easy. Especially if you try to raise them to be 'independent thinkers'. It's funny how we would have them think independently of everyone but us.

    I do believe this is how you wipe out hate, prejudice, bigotry and many other vices. How you change the world, one child at a time.