Monday, 3 February 2014

My Family

A lot of people will call my family old-fashioned, and I will tell you why:

We are going to teach our children to respect their elders; to work for what they want; to not use profanities; to abstain from alcohol, drugs, and tobacco; that sex is good and natural, but should be saved for marriage; to respect their bodies by feeding it, giving it sleep, not distorting or disfiguring it, covering it up; to respect other people's bodies; to place God and family first, and to love their neighbors as themselves. I suppose you could call it old-fashioned, but I don't. I call it vintage, classic, stable.

My family is not trendy. Trends come and go, but my family is forever.

My family is not modern. Modern works in the current setting, but my family is timeless and will endure beyond the bounds set by society today.

My family is not cutting-edge. Cutting-edge is flashy and acceptable for the time being, but my family is solid and reliable.

I believe in family. I believe in teaching children not just to be good people, but to be the best people they can be. I believe that what we will teach our children is right, and I know that a lot of the world will mock that, disrespect that, and try to teach my children contrary to what I have taught them. I pray already that I will be the best mother that I can be, and that my children will have the strength to learn and follow what is right.

My family is vintage, classic, stable. My family is forever.

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