Children, for those, who care to have them, are of inestimable value. Like the juniper, they come with different qualities and appearances, with each one of them operating to add meaning to our lives. They touch our ambience with love and make our lives worth living.
Each child comes with a distinctiveness that is measureless in comparison to the other. Knowing this helps us, as parents, to navigate the best way possible to lead them in life. Environmental and societal influences play in to make or mar them in any way that may be interpreted. They literally need some pruning every now and then, to cut off their excesses in order to retain the majestic beauty and sweetness that they add to our world. This, we cannot ignore.
We all have a part to play in the upbringing of our children. They need to be nurtured with love, care, and all necessities within our reach, to bring out the best in them. That diligently undertaken, they stand to weather the storm of life in whatever dimension it comes. Hopefully, as our feeble days set in and life seems to fade away, they will rejuvenate us from what we have been able to offer them over the years.
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About the Author
Joy Igweike Okonmah is a Minister of the Gospel of Christ. Born to Chief Gabriel & Mrs. Comfort Igweike (both deceased and of Nigerian descent), she migrated to the United States in the late '90s.
She is a singer, songwriter, Music Evangelist, author, poet, preacher, a creative design artist, and a humanitarian. A gifted and divinely orchestrated writer, she gets her inspiration from God and through different personal and general life experiences. She also writes on various religious and philosophical issues of life.
Minister Joy (for short), holds a bachelor's degree in English and Education, from Nigeria. As an educator, she taught students from 7th Grade through the 12th Grade for more than a decade before relocating to the United States.
With her African background, and as one from a large family, she spent most part of her youth caring for children (including newborn twins), besides working with youngsters from diverse backgrounds and personalities.
Minister Joy also worked briefly with preschoolers here, in the United States, before diverting to a totally new phase in Library Services. She therefore understands what the language of parenting entails.
As a humanitarian (with passion for the hurting and the hurt), she founded Hispraise4WON Ministries, an outreach that reaches out to Widows, Orphans, and the Needy: another way to show her love for children and compassion for humanity. As a worshipper, she holds a weekly Praise and Worship session with like-minded people.