Child’s Play

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While talking with a colleague one afternoon about a serious teenage matter, I was reminded of how infatuated I was with my high school sweetheart around that age. I remembered how important the role each adult played in my life when I felt abandoned after a break up. This colleague told me about a student, who happens to be an orphan, hasn’t been to school in over a week. Ironically his girlfriend’s parents came up to the school looking for him because the girlfriend had gone missing. Yes, you read that correctly. This 19 year old girl had been reported missing for a week. Now the next part of this story will prove the theory about how teenagers haven’t developed all of their frontal cortex (I think that’s right) and this is how they make so many bad decisions.
The young couple had changed their relationship status on a popular social website just before they both went missing. The girl has not updated her status nor spoken to anyone. The young man, who is an orphan, updated once. No one still has not seen nor heard from this young man. Un fortunately, he is suspected of killing her. If you are reading this, please take a moment to remember a couple of the bad decisions you made as a teenager. Then pray for the families of these two kids, and the well being of this young lady.

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Brown Sugar & Babies

One major conversational piece in our society is child support. Some men complain about the amount of money they are ordered to pay and how little time they are granted to spend with their child. Some women admit that hitting a man in the pockets is equivalent to a man raising a child. How did society reach such a screwed up mentality?

In my opinion, if a woman makes due to raise a child on her own, no matter the struggle, then raise your child. I know how hard it is to raise a child alone. Don’t become a statistic by being vindictive. Being a single parent can be expensive, exhausting, overwhelming, & at times draining. What many mothers are able to do is look in her child’s face and appreciate the genuine love she feels. Side note: by no means am I belittling the fathers who do it alone. I applaud you as well! I wish that parents could realize how important it is for children to see a family unit within the household. Children learn how to love and the roles of each person.

This is a topic that concerns me very deeply. I hate to see parents “trash talk” the other parent in front of the child. I hate to see women attempt to force herself back into the life of the father by way of the child. I hate to see a father go on with his life with little to no regard about the life he helped create. The only person who suffers, is the child…

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