Are there any other moms out there who are afraid of the world we are living in? When I read stories about girls getting killed while jogging, it just breaks my heart. But it also makes me more adamant about keeping my own daughter safe. Many might think I am being overprotective but I don’t let people watch her (besides immediate family). I feel like you just don’t know people these days. You might think you know them, but you don’t. Also, when we are at church I always keep her in my sight. As other children are running around (without supervision), I am the mommy who follows them just to make sure they are safe. (Boy, do I get tired chasing toddlers and children!) Even when she is older we won’t allow her to go out alone, it is just not safe these days. What do you do with your children? Where do you draw the line?
I remember when I was younger: my sister and I would sit in the car for an hour, alone, waiting for my parents as they grocery shopped. I can also remember leaving my sister in the car in our driveway when she was asleep; or keeping the door unlocked all day, forgetting to lock it at night, but it was no big deal. Where are those days? I really wish my daughter was growing up in safer times. I have almost become paranoid. I am grateful today that I am a Christian. That I know the Lord. If I didn’t have the hope of heaven, and assurance of salvation I would probably be a wreck! This week, it is my prayer, and really not this week but for our life here in Earth – is to trust God to take care of us.
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