But I know this — my parents were never my “friends.” They were my mother and father. Our relationship changed over the years, but I always understood that they were more experienced and had the wisdom I lacked.
Does my not having children mean that I don’t know a whit about parent-child relationships? C’mon! I was a child with parents. And I’ve certainly seen many parent-child relationships that were unsuccessful, and a few that were very successful.
Successful parent-child relationships, over the long haul, proved that involved, caring parents are what every child needs their mother and father to be. I thank God that my mother and father weren’t trying to befriend me. Their leadership was and is my strength as an adult.
Thanks for the topic, and for letting me say my piece!]]>