Have your children grown up to be the adults you expected and wanted, or are you
November 21, 2006 9:35am CST
I have two boys from my first marriage. One is now 14, and the other 15. Both have grown up to be very admirable human beings in my estimation. They are solid about their morals and their religious beliefs. They know the Scriptures well enough to apply them in life situations. They choose celibacy, non-smoking, drugfree and non alcoholic. Although their father and I raised them together for seven years and then as separated co-parents after that, they have a good sense of home and family in both our new living situations. They accept and treat their stepparents and stepsiblings with respect. They both work hard to earn their own money. My stepson is another story. He is deliquent, lazy, and he lives off us completely even though he is old enough to work. He will probably not finish this last year of high school. He will probably never get a job. Maybe he will read this and feel persuaded (fat chance that anyone will ever change his mind. My stepdaughter is grown and living away from home, continuing her education. She has chosen an admirable path to follow. She and I are pretty good friends for being related by second marriage. I know that I didn't have anything to do with the results of my stepchildren but I try to be a good example for them in as many things as possible. Tell me about how you feel about your adult children. Are you pleased or diaappointed?
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