This was the danger of sharing your dreams with your parents. If you told them you wanted to learn to play the guitar, all they heard you say was, “I want to learn to play the guitar,
Millions of deaths would not have happened if it weren’t for the consumption of alcohol. The same can be said about millions of births.
What do your parents know, about surviving?
A lot of parents make you feel vert awkward when you meet them.
I finally made friends with my father when I entered my twenties. We had so little in common when I was a boy, and I am certain I had been a disappointment to him. He did not ask for a child with a book of its own world. He wanted a son who did what he had done: swam and boxed and played rugby, and drove cars at speed with abandon and joy, but that was not what he had wound up with.
The biggest insult to any parent is a child that lives up to society standards and not his or her full potential.
Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of a Christian mother in the molding of character in her children.
You wanted hatchlings.
No. Absolutely not. I forbid it. You’ll have nightmares.”
“She was my friend! You must allow me. Why are you so horrid?”
As soon as the angry words were out of my mouth, I knew I had gone too far.
“Matilda!” Mother rose from her chair. “You are forbidden to pseak to me in that tone! Apologize at once.
One of the greatest gifts we can give our children is the empowerment to create a life they love, filled with purposeful, enjoyable work, and relationships they hold dear.