Product of Our Parents

Your kids are generally the product of what you’ve made them. But even then, you can lead a horse to water but can’t make it drink. You can instill good values in your kids, but when they grow up, they make their own choices; create they’re own values. Take me for example. There are things I definitely got from my parents –like simplicity. But I didn’t learn how to go after whatever I wanted. I didn’t know that I could do whatever I put my mind to until I got to college and proved it to myself. I didn’t know I was going to stand out from the crowd because I pursued a life my family didn’t even know existed. I’m never jealous of kid’s with different parents or a better life than mine because I know God put my family and I on this earth to be exactly how he wanted us to be.

Bad Apples

But, you have those  kids who have seen their dad beat on their mom, not work, live off the government, have no drive, no determination— just living, not learning. Not growing, but remaining stagnant. Some of those bad apples actually have great fathers, they just think they’re too good to listen to them or that they don’t have to listen to them period. Then there are the polar opposite ones — they have a horrible father and because that’s all they know, they become that same person without evening realizing it or meaning to.

Good Apples

These days I see people who are good parents, but their kids walk all over them. I also see great parents who pass on their wisdom to their kids and they acutally pick up on it. Lately I’ve met some really amazing people. I only keep those kind in my life but I get more intrigued every time I meet another person that’s on the same wavelength as me. There’s this guy…. he is a great man, great father, just overall good person. He has completely changed my perspective on men. There really are good ones out there! He has drive for everything he does, won’t settle for less, treats women with respect and he credits those qualities mainly to his father. Yes, he’s grown up to know right from wrong and actually follows it now, but he learned those values from his dad. He picked up on how to just be a good man by being around his father and seeing how he carried himself in every situation. Having a good father changes the way he views things for the better, and actually implements that into his every day life. Good father+good husband+good person=Good man