Breaking Question of the Day~11/06/2011

Blood they say is thicker than water…your own blood is expected to treat anything that is yours like theirs…my wife and I live in a different part of the world but it will take sometime before our two kids join us…in that respect, we had to leave them with my sister with every believe that they will be treated like hers…the kids 8 and 6 years have been turned to servants…they sleep very late washing and cleaning and wake up very early to prepare the house for another day…we always send their school fees and money for their up keeping but they end up somedays not going to school because the money is used for something else…now, their teachers are beginning to complain of poor performance and sleeping in the class because I keep in touch with them…all my sister could say is they are not serious…BREAKING QUESTION OF THE DAY…What should I do???

(Q from: 11/06/2011)

MY response:

It is unfortunate when you end up realizing that sometimes family is not even as trustworthy as you suppose they would be or should be but, it is sometimes the reality. We don’t get to choose our family and sometimes we can find that they are NOT at all who or how we expect them to be. FAMILY is meant to be a lesson on what DOES matter and teaches us tolerance, acceptance and patience quite often for behaviours and things that are a lot less than we want for ourselves. The point is you can’t change THEM and if you don’t like the way they do things then YOU choose something else. That is the beauty of friendship…especially those friends that BECOME the family you have chosen for yourself. They make all the difference in the world to how easy or difficult your life path can be. MOVE your children somewhere else. You don’t have to hate your sister and you can even forgive her for her flaws but, it is YOUR responsibility to make sure your children are cared for properly in your absence and if they are NOT then it’s time you make a change so that they WILL be. “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.”

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