I am guilty! Guilty of doing something that I just need to stop doing!
What is that you ask? Comparing my childhood to my kids! I am constantly wishing my child could grow up how I did and well, it is silly really.
The times are so insanely different and he will not be able to experience the same things that I did because, the world has evolved. We don’t live in a world of firsts, at least like it was in the 80’s and 90’s. We had the first of so many things but he will not know the difference. Everything will seem like a first and wild new to him and that is how I must let it be! He will grow up in a world of technology and advances that will seem second nature to him where I had to learn it all. His opportunities in life will look vastly different and I need to embrace that!
He was born in the generation that God intended him to be in.
I will continue to do my part as his parent to raise him in the culture and times that he was made for. He will not know my fears of the current state of the world but will have an understanding of God’s power and plan. He will learn to walk in the presence of God by example of his parents lives.
“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it”
While my childhood seemed so much easier, my boy will grow up feeling his childhood is just as awesome! I need to stop living in comparison and let him live life in the present!