Monday, November 18, 2013

Proverbs 22:6, a return on my investment

I am not a big Al Sharpton fan. I applaud him for being passionate, but he is a bit much for me. Although I must say he is not nearly as "loud" as he use to be. He does at times make great points, but sometimes he loses me in how he tries to make his points. I recently saw a clip from an interview he did in which he was talking about his mother and his childhood and he made a statement that I thought was amazing. This was his quote "You know someone loves you when they invest in you and there is no guarantee that they will get a return on their investment." Wow...

This can hold true for any parenting situation but as an adoptive mom this really hits home. I love my children as if they were my biological children. I don't see them as anything but my beautiful babies. They may as well have come from my womb. I will forever invest in my children and I understand that there may not be a return on my investment. When I say return on my investment, I don't mean one of them will become a millionaire and take care of mommy and daddy. But heck if they do, and they want to I am o.k. with that! I am talking about the basics... love, loving their family (us), loving the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Loving others and doing unto others as they want done unto themselves. Most Foster/Adopt children come with such inner struggles that it can be hard to achieve even the basics.

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

I will forever invest my energies on my kids and I pray that our Faith will help us achieve a return on our investment.


  1. I agree Meri. Tho I'm a liberal, sometimes Rev. Sharpton makes my teeth grit. But like you, I love his passion. What a statement. And so true, being is parent takes a leap of faith. Thanks for sharing. Love, Aunt Linda


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