Maybe There’s Hope For Families After All?

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

Those are words, every parent should relate to. As parents we do our best to discipline and raise our children, so that when they are grown up, they will be young and responsible adults.

But what if that young and responsible adult was only 12?


Here’s the story:

We often wonder if our parenting has paid off or if we’ve done enough to mold our children into godly young men and women.

Well for one mother, she got to witness the fruits of her labor firsthand, and it is absolutely beautiful. In a Facebook post shared by Love What Matters, A. Jacobs shares the moment she saw her 12-year-old boy start to turn into a fine young gentleman.

Her post reads:

My 12-year-old son and I were pumping gas, when he noticed an elderly gentleman having difficulty pumping his gas. He looked at me, and without saying a word, jumped out and walked over to him. He started a conversation with him and I watched as he handed the pump to my son without hesitation. My son even went into the gas station to retrieve the man’s change that he had left over. The man started to hand my son money as a reward and he refused it and just gave the man a hug. My son did all this on his own without any prodding from me. I drove away in tears and so proud of my son that day.

I don’t know about you, but as a mother of three young men, I would say this mother has done a fine job of instilling respect, responsibility and maturity at a very young age. If more young men displayed these skills, I would say more young women in the future are in good hands. Not only that, but maybe there’s hope for families after all.



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