Children

I may not want Children or Teens for that matter, reading this Blog.  Only because I know that some of the content, may become inappropriate for them.

But today, I want to talk about children.  I do this because in my own life, I am asking some questions.  I know we as parents, are not responsible for all of the decisions our children make.  I know this because, I did not blame my parents for decisions I made, that may not have been the best decisions of my life, and because of that knowledge, I know we are not responsible for the bad decisions our children make in their lives…..

Why then do I FEEL responsible?  Is it because from the time they were born, and even before, we wondered if they were going to be ok, and are we doing our best for them?  I know that I worried about every little thing, and still do.

From the time they were conceived, I wondered if I was doing the right thing…am I eating the right things, so they can grow properly?  Am I getting enough excersize….and so on!

Then they are born…..wpid-screenshot_2015-05-28-06-41-18.jpg

Now you have a whole new set of worries….are they eating enough, is their poop the right color, are they breathing when you leave them in the crib, are they wet, do I produce enough milk, do I have enough money to support them, do they know I Love them…and so on again!

You make it through the first few months, and they are fine, they begin rolling over, they start eating real food, they sit up on their own, and then……

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They become young children…toddlers…curious about everything, and that brings an entirely new set of worries… Will they stick something in a light socket, will they fall and bump their heads, are they walking properly, when will that tooth come in, do they know how much I Love them…am I making the right decisions…do I go back to work, do I leave them in daycare, do I quit my job…etc., etc., etc.,!

Then……wpid-screenshot_2015-05-28-06-34-08.jpg  They become school age children, with another new set of worries…Will they like their teachers, will they get along with others, will they get hurt and I’m not there, will they be bullied, will they be a bully, am I teaching them right from wrong, am I teaching them good morals, are they being polite…do they know I Love them…etc., and so on!

And Then…

wpid-screenshot_2015-05-28-06-34-47.jpg  All of the sudden they are Pre-Teens…with an even bigger set of worries… Can I say the right things when I talk to them about their changing bodies, do I need to have the sex talk now, are they even interested in the opposite sex, can I like their music, do they want me to hug them in public, do they know how much I Love them, are they doing their homework, do they realize what life has in store for them, will they be able to get into a good college, will I be able to pay for college, do they have good friends…..and so on and so on!

Then again…..wpid-screenshot_2015-05-28-06-48-27.jpg  They grow into full fledged teenagers, with an even bigger set of worries…Do they Care how much I Love them, do they eat properly, are they getting along with others, are they being safe sexually, are they even ready for the problems being in a sexual relationship can cause, are they staying away from Alcohol and Drugs, do they know how the wrong decisions at this point, could effect the rest of their lives, are they posting appropriate material on the internet…do they know how all their decisions now can change what jobs they get, what college they get into, how others will treat them, do they feel LOVED, etc., and so on!

Then there comes the time when…wpid-screenshot_2015-05-28-06-47-18.jpg  They go out on their own…either to college, or just an apartment with friends…or living with that special someone, or getting ready to get married, and you say…..Do they know how much I Love them, will they have enough to live on, will they be able to support a family, will I have grandchildren, Did I Teach Them all they need to know to be Grown Up?

And there they are….doing what you did, and you are still worrying about them…It never stops…I know they don’t get that when they are young.  I never got it until I had children of my own, and that may never change in the circle of life, but I do Love my children, and I have always wanted what is best for them.  They will never stop being that little child I held in my arms, sang songs to, wiped their tears, changed their diapers, taught them to walk, talk, etc.,!

They will always be my Baby, no matter how old they get…and that is wonderful…and I still wonder…

Did I teach them right, Did I protect them enough, Did I protect them too much, DO THEY KNOW HOW VERY MUCH I LOVE THEM?

Have a Great Day!

Thanks for Hearing!

Spring in full swing!

Just looking out my window this morning, drinking a nice cup of coffee.  It looks as if it will be a Beautiful day.  I don’t know what the weather has been like where you are, but Spring has been around for a while, and some days you cannot tell what the weather is supposed to be.

For instance…This week has been  cold like fall, warm like early summer, and Very, Very rainy.  The rain has been off an on for almost the entire month now…It’s great on one hand, as we did not have the amount of snow this year that we usually do.  It is also nice not to have to turn the sprinklers on to water the lawn yet…The Grass is Green and beautiful.  Birds are chirping, and I do hear new life…the little ones calling for their parents, as they are left alone while Mom and Dad gather breakfast.

But, the rain coupled with cold fall like,  almost winter days…puts a real damper on the plants I’m trying to grow.  Funny how at the end of winter…we had beautiful 80+ weather, so much so that my mint started to sprout…Now, I believe I will be needing to buy new seeds…and it is hard to Kill Peppermint.  I grow it in pots to cut back on it spreading throughout the entire yard, but I did not want it to completely leave.

Oh well, as I said…Today is looking Beautiful…It rained last night, and this morning it looks as if it will be sunny…I can’t see any clouds…but the day is newborn, we’ll see what happens when it becomes a toddler…you know how they can be, mischievous, and unpredictible…Fun, for lack of a better word.

I have not come up with another topic I want to discuss yet…but never fear…I always have something to say…look at this post…I was just going to write a short sentence or two about the beauty of the morning, and it has turned into an all out description of our weather patterns for the month.

Okay, if you are reading and have a topic you want to talk about…write or comment and I will keep up the conversation….anything you want…nothing is off limits…as I am trying to be heard…I want others to be heard as well…so BE WARNED…THOSE READING…AS YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT WILL BE HERE!

I will ask a few things though…I would personally appreciate having bad language held to a minimum, and if there are posts or comments from others…Please be kind and considerate…you may not agree with others, but we should get along…if you want to be heard, you need to hear others as well, and like this Golden day (thanks Pony Boy)…we need to follow the proverbial Golden Rule…It works Great for all of us!

Have A Great Spring Day (while it lasts)

Thanks for Hearing!

Free (Topic of the day)

As it was Memorial day yesterday, I saw many posts on Facebook showing all kinds of patriotic scenes.  Some brought tears to my eyes, and I had to share many of them.  I as many of you, either have Family members or Friends who have served in the Armed Services…Not only from the USA, but other countries, and it is never easy, no matter where the Service Men and Women come from, to know that they are putting their lives on the line for our Freedom…for our ability to be Free.

I Thank them all for allowing me the opportunity to live in a Country, where I not only have freedom of speech (as evidenced by this blog…and all the others on the internet), but the Freedom to choose what I want to do, be, see, hear, like, read, watch, and a million other things our Freedom affords us.

I wondered what would come up for images on Google if I put in just the word “FREE”.  I expected to see many, many, pictures along the lines of those that were posted in Facebook on Memorial day.

Much to my surprise…I did not find as many as I thought…One or Two, so I typed in Freedom…again, not many patriotic photos…so…I thought I would talk about some of the photos I saw, because as I scrolled through them…they were Very apropos to the word FREE!

And Thanks to the Men and Women in the armed services around the world, who are willing to put their lives on the line in the name of Freedom…we can enjoy the Word Free in its many Wonderful, Silly, Heroic, Playful, Romantic, Majestic, Wonderous forms!

Lets post a few……..

This one is being used by myself and others around the world every day.

This one is being used by myself and others around the world every day.

This one took my breath away, as I could almost feel the release.

This one took my breath away, as I could almost feel the release.

We all need this one...not everyone has this form of free.

We all need this one…not everyone has this form of free.

Some have been able to follow this road...for many it is a struggle.

Some have been able to follow this road…for many it is a struggle.

This one speakes for itself.

This one speaks for itself.

This was another suprise.

This was another suprise.

I remember this one...takes on new meaning in this day and age.

I remember this one…takes on new meaning in this day and age.

One of the few with flags on it.

One of the few with flags on it.

This one there I assume, to have the freedom to run.

This one there I assume, to have the freedom to run.

Yes, another form of Free!

Yes, another form of Free!

One of the best types of the word FREE.

One of the best types of the word FREE.

Around the world...this is true.

Around the world…this is true.

I know everyone feels different about what the word Free Means to them…I have many things I think about when the word comes up.  I would like to be more free in my life.  I don’t always take the opportunities, or have the Courage it takes to follow through with what I really want to do, so I have let my Freedom slide at times.  I have given myself over to being held back…I don’t want to do that anymore.

You must all evaluate what the word means in your life, and decide if you need to do more to allow your Freedom to mean something.

This Blog is the start for me…a way of getting back my voice…my way to be Heard!

Have a Great Day!

Thanks for Hearing!

Ammendment to post

Sorry…I was just re-reading my post and realized…I Forgot My Family…..Not my children, but siblings and parents…Yes I have them, and they are all GREAT, but as in all families…we are not always together, and they already hear me speak incessantly…Thus, I already bend their ears enough, and if I spoke to them as much as I think about it…I may be disowned…Ok…I think that is it for now…Just don’t want to slight anyone.

Have a Great Day!

Thanks for Hearing!

First of Many (sorry to those who know I’m longwinded)

Well, here I go…. I’m starting what I hope will be the beginning of many, many thoughts.  These thoughts will be random things that I want to talk about.  They will range from just a single idea I may have for a recipe i want to try, to Much MUCH deeper things.

I will warn you now, that some of the things I post may be dark and ugly, and others Sunny and beautiful…this is an adventure of sorts.  Basically a new way for be to voice my thoughts and feelings.

At this time in my life, I don’t really have anyone but me, to share things with (this is not a woe is me thing…just fact), and I feel that talking out loud may get me committed…so, a Blog was my answer.  That way I can feel as if I am speaking to someone, and not have to look over my shoulder to make sure no one is watching me talk to myself.

I have grown children who are my world…but you can’t talk to one of your children as if they were a friend, although I do think of them in that way, under certain circumstances.  All my other friends are either far away, or I may just not want to bother them with silly frivolous things that don’t always mean anything….Thus….I talk too much, just as I’ve been told.

One person said to me once, “What are you doing, Writing a Novel?”  and I guess I do have a way about me…I seem to want to explain each and every thing…I guess I just want to make sure that people understand what it is I’m trying to say.  I don’t want anyone taking things the wrong way.  I don’t like to hurt anyones’ feelings.  I’m not naive or anything, I know you cannot please everyone all the time,  I just like to know that what is in my mind, comes out the way I intend it to be.

Okay, enough of this…I will choose a subject to speak about in my next blog…If you want to discuss a subject, I will be more than happy to give my opinion on whatever it is…Just leave me a comment, and I will try to get back to you, or you can send me an email here at WordPress.

If you are reading this, and you’ve made it this far…..THANK YOU!!!!  I hope to be more inspiring in the future posts.

Thanks for Hearing!