Daily Archives: October 15, 2013

Raising A Happy Child

happy child

She turned 5, growing up without a father by her side.
She’s a gift that her father chose not to receive.
If he even love her we don’t know.
Scared of responsibility away he did go.

She’s got a little brother from another father.
She loves him like forever to her that’s all that matters.
Her brother’s father was another coward.
He left their mother unmarried and struggling to move forward.

Now that she’s 5 they wonder if she will survive.
Will her soul not wander in search of an answer.
Who was her father and why did she left her.
Will she be bitter or an encourager to her brother.

We taught her to smile, laugh, and get by.
With a family around her she will hesitate to cry.
She will be strong, happy and hopeful.
I don’t have a doubt because she learned it from us all.

Proverbs 22:6 (NASB)
Train up a child in the way he should go,
Even when he is old he will not depart from it.