Merry Christmas to all of my Blogging Friends

Christmas  time is here
Some of you  will cheer
Others may spend the day
Alone, no other way
Families  come together
Drive through  wicked weather 
Others will remain in bed 
Lifeless, no tears to shed
Let us not forget the reason
Why we’re here, this Christmas  season 
Our Christ, the Lord was born
He is King, forever  more
I wish each of  you today
A Merry Christmas  and glorious  day.

Written  by , 
Terry  Shepherd 
December  2015



When I  was a mommy of little ones ,  I loved it. I also had expectations  of what  they should  do and how I wanted their  lives to turn out.

I’m  sure I disappointed  them at times, but hey, what child comes with an instruction manuel? My kids ran through  the  house. They screamed, yelled, giggled and cried. They were kids, right?

Now  having my kids grown and many grandkids  are here, I   sit back and notice the expectations  of what is required  today. I don’t  know about  you, but my kids didn’t  sit still for but a few moments  at a time.

Today, if a child can’t  sit still, some are rushed to doctors  and placed on medication .  I  admit I  was glad for those  quiet times, but when sickness came to visit ,  I would have given my right arm to have  the running around  and noise again .

No matter what Era we raise our kids in, kids need to be kids. They are meant to put things in their mouth. They will have short attention  spans. They will get dirty. They should  ask the 20 questions ,  how else will their little brains learn?

They will try your patience ,  they will love you unconditional .  They will pickup  the naughty words quick. They will run, laugh, giggle, play and cry.

I guess what  I  am saying is, don’t  scream and punish for them not being little adults .  Don’t  choose one child over the other. It doesn’t  work, I  know from  personal  experience .  Let them be who they are. Let them grow at their own rate. Don’t  have above  the  top expectations .  They are a gift  from God, and whether  you think so right  now or not, they will  grow up and move out, and you will have a permanent  silence.