I recently came across the facebook ramblings of the 3 young adult children of someone I used to be very close to...or at least I thought I was. The youngest daughter, whom I haven't seen
since she was 2 or 3, is now 13 or 14, has things posted on her page that actually sickened me. This person that I knew, vowed to have a Christian marriage that was an example to all
and vowed to bring up his children for the Lord.
One daughter has an incurable STD and was involved in a tragic accident that has left her incapable of following the vocation she wanted as it is too physically demanding. The son made his girlfriend
pregnant at the ripe old age of 17 and they got married. The youngest daughter, the one whose fb page made me ill, is a head turning beautiful young woman....and is obviously enamoured of
herself and with the examples of her two older siblings, I cannot imagine a good outcome.
I don't think their father knows about the fb postings as she is making fun of the ignorance of her parents. The mother would just say 'well she's young and needs to get it out of her system"...which
is what she said about her eldest daughter who is in her early 20's. The damage to girl one is permanent. The son is not even 20, has had his university plans put aside and now has a wife and
child to support.
I have not mentioned what I have seen to anyone...and I don't want to. This is not the world I grew up in....I briefly watched a vid of Mily Cyrus and turned it off quick. Sodom and Gomorrah may have
been worse, but I think have more excuse. It is painful to see what is happening...only prayer could possibly make a dent in anything and it seems each family is so busy with their own little world, that
the bigger picture, the shocking bigger picture, does not get the attention it should get.
We have the microcosm and the macrocosm...the little world within the bigger world. I am grieved over these...to me children, since that is what they were the last time I saw them....
And yes, I cry.