Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Some Days...

Took Jubilee (my daughter who is turning 2 next month) for a walk this morning, all decked out and precious in pink, happily collecting her sticks. I always hold her hand, and we walk on the side of the road. We walk on nearby blocks where there are family homes. But, all of a sudden, a teenage boy comes TEARING (I'm serious) down the street, in and out of parked cars as if he were playing a video game, screeching the ehole time. I truthfully thought h was going to flip his jeep over. Then he pulls into a driveway right in front of me and my child, jumps out, and goes into the house as if he did nothing wrong. I am sick of this world. No one cares about anyone. Everyone is nasty to eachother. I want to protect my precious children from all this insanity. I want to raise them in a nice, peaceful town where people say hi to one another, not shoot each other. It all makes me sick to my stomache. I know full well that we no longer live in a Little House on the Prarie, but if hatred and hurting each other is the price we have to pay for all of our technological advancements, TAKE the cell phones, the computers, the cars! Take it ALL and give me a nice stream where I can take my babies fishing without having to worry about kidnappers or perverts being there, too.

14 comments:

Sue Runyon said...

Sorry, that sounds awful.

Loretta said...

Definitely not a pleasant experience! It makes us appreciate the special people in our lives.

N. said...

Wow. I thought that was me for a second.
I'm the same way, only I do kind of live on the prairie now (well, WV is close enough). When I lived in FL, I'd say those same things every day. In general, people can be so thoughtless and self absorbed these days. It really is scary thinking about trying to raise my daughter to be nice and caring in the future.

bananaorangeapple said...

The world certainly is a messed up place. Sometimes it seems like people don't care anything for their fellow humans.

I really try to teach my kids at school to be kind to each other, it is the only thing that really matters.

Kim said...

I agree . . . I world is a totally messed up place:( I used to feel the same way Jen. Why? How can we teach our children to be kind and make a difference when everyone hates each other. As an inner city school teacher for 6 years I saw it all. I would come home and just cry. After all of my own job loses I went through a period of thinking "Is it ever going to get any better or am I doomed for the rest of my life. Last summer when I came home from my 3 week trip to the beach I like to say I came home a new person. I spent a lot of time praying and asking God to show me what to do and then suddenly I felt complete and total peace. My goal for myself was to find something . .anything to be thankful for each day in the middle of this chaotic messed up world. It was also my goal to forgive those who hurt me. Once I started I realized I was looking at life a whole lot different. I realized that we live in a world of lost souls. Kinda like that boy who almost ran you guys over. He was thinking of nobody but himself. That's typical of our world today. It's heartbreaking. BUt like the story I shared a few weeks back about the girl SUsan I am learning to slow down, and to be more aware of those around me. A kind word makes a HUGE difference.
All you can do is what you are doing. COntinue to teach your children to love as Jesus loves and continue to be that example.
I totally understand about the Little House on the Prarie life. That is what I want as well. a little cabin, a little stream . .peace and quiet and no distrations. Sounds wonderful:) Maybe, just maybe I will have that someday. But I finally got myself to the point where I see now that God has me where I am for a purpose. I came here kicking and screaming though . . .lol
Praying Jen, that God will continue to show you what you can do to help make a difference. That he will give you strength in the middle of this horribly messed up world. Sending big hugs!!!!

Mechelle said...

I don't know if we can say the entire world is like this, just the more advanced countries are like this. This country is very messed up with self absurbed people. There are still some places that have very simple lifestyles.

KarenW said...

We do live in an evil and selfish world. I know it's hard when your children are still small. You don't want to tell them about those things. But they will see them anyway. Use it as an opportunity to teach them. And look for examples of people doing good things too.

MYSAVIOR said...

All we can do is pray and try to make a difference.

♥♥♥
Sue

Luella Newkirk said...

Your post reminds me of these words I read this morning in Titus 3:3-5:

"At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another."

It then continues with these beautiful words:

"But when the kindness and love of God ourSavior appeared, He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy."

I pray these will comfort and bless you.

ZudaGay said...

So glad you and your little one were safe!!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I am so sorry that that had to happen during your outing with your daughter. I may sound like my grandmother now, but I fear for our kids and grandchildren growing up in this yucky world. It wasn't this way even 25 years ago when my kids were growing up....or was it? I guess we have to try and find the good in every day through the Lord's eyes and leave our plans...and our chilren...up to Him!

Angels and Everlastings said...

We really need to pray every day for the Lords protection upon our children because -- no matter where we go -- we can't completely escape the crazyness out there today.

sammysgrammy said...

You are salt (a preservative and also a purifier) and light in this world. What you experienced on your walk is an example of a world without Christ. You are the purifier. Salt also brings out the flavor of things. The world needs what you have.

You and your little ones are under his protection.

Kelly Bermudez said...

I love to pray Psalm 91 over my family...God is so faithful to watch over us...Just remember the darker this world becomes the brighter HIS light will shine through HIS people! And thank GOD this is not our home we are only passing through:)