Hello Mr. Perry: I am a mother--a mother with three children--two sons and a daughter. I lost my daughter to breast cancer in 2005. This was a time of deep-seated pain, faith-challenging and spiritual growth. Every question was asked, motive analyzed and sense of guilt uncovered. In a situation like this, a parent needs to know why me? What could I have I done better? Am I being punished for something . . . on and on? When these were finally answered, I was able to do as you say, ask "What did I give my daughter and what am I giving my sons?" The greatest gift a parent can give a child, is a greater understanding of God, who He/She is and what is the child's relationship to Him? Being able to keep asking this question and hearing and implementing the answers, not only heals grief, but establishes a sense of peace and joy. Sound moral values, empathy, respect, love and spiritual demonstration are the fruits of one's labor. Thank you for your inspirational messages. They hit at the core of one's being, open up the carefully covered blankets of fear, pain and anger and become the purpose for living here or hereafter. I have admired you from afar and will transfer that admiration into writing a blog post about you in the near future.
Wow, Tyler did your words ever hit home! I'm a single parent. I work full time & have a part time job 2 days a week & volunteer one morning a week. Lately I've been feeling very overwhelmed & like I've been a failure as a parent because I haven't been able to give my kids alot of the things their friends take for granted . It really hurt to think I was letting them down & that they wouldn't be able to go to college & reach their dreams because of me. That when I was gone their wouldn't be any fond memories of me because I was always working or rushing & that I had nothing to give them to carry them thru, then I watched your video & you reminded me that I already gave my children the best gifts any parent could give them: a belief in God, the knowledge that no matter what they had a mother that would love from here to eternity & back. I've taught them a strong sense of values & to always reach out & help others in whatever way you can as what may seem like a small gesture to you may be a life changing one to another in their time of need. So thank you for reminding me that I 've shown them by the life I've lead that even when times get tough you will always have your faith & your mother's love & they can get you thru anything this world can throw at you.
Thank you Tyler,I am a single mom,and when you speak of death losing a marriage is just as devistating specially when you get blind sided.If it had not been for my belief in God that my granny and grandma instored in me i wouldnt be here,even though i had a son to take care of.So many nights i would pick up my medicine and just end it all,there would be no more pain,worry about fighting for my son,we was left after 10yrs,with nothing,no job,no car,home or money i had to live with my mom,we slept in a twin size bed and im a big girl in 10 by 12 room,I was devistated,and if it had not been for the Blood and Grace of my lord,my son would have lost his mom to.I thank God everyday when i look back where he brought me from and where i am today,we have an apartment to some may not be much but its home,and I am so blessed even though I have RA and Osterperosis and cant work,im blessed.I love Tyler you are a God sent and when i listen to you talk about how some people are like roots and leafs on a tree,you talked straight to my heart and i have learned to let go.Thank you.I wish i knew that you were reading this so i would know these words are not in vain.
so humbly about your mother. She truly was a precious gem full of wisdom. She gave you the best thing to sustain you throughout life. My mom has done the dame. She taught me from a child up to now. Plant the seed while they are young and even if they stray tjey will come back to it. You so right! I hope you continue to keep your moms love alive in your heart. John 5:28,29
Hello Tylor , I just wanted to thank you for your word of encouragement. I'm a single parent of 6 in 2001 i lost my children to children and youth services. But while my children where with me taught them everything i knew about God now i wasn't raised in church myself and my mother was a practicing witch my father was a drug addict who was in and out of jail all my young life. I remember how people that i meet would ask me if i wanted to go to church with them and i would all ways say yes. When i was 24 years old i gave my life to Christ now when i turned my life over to Him i had know ideal what i was in stored for but i am truly gratetful that before i know Him He know me and never stopped chasing after me. I am grateful for the people He has placed in my life that keep on showing and teaching me about this God who loved me just for me. It was a struggle at first because every man in my life that was suppose to love me and protect me abused me. Because of that it took God and him alone to show me that i could trust him with everything about me and trust him to love and protect me where my father and uncles failed. I discovered that i could trust him with my very heart and everything that mant anything to me. Your life story and the struggles you have had has been an inspiration me . I love you keep up the good work.
Thank you so much for inspirational words about what to give our children, Like you I lose both of my parents but what I remember most about them is that they loved Jesus and that is what they left me and I have pass this down to my three children and I pray one day they will pass it down to theirs. God bless You and thank you for all the great movies and plays
You are a great inspiration to many. Thank You and God Bless You!
Thank you for sharing. I really needed to hear this around the Christmas holiday. I LOVE YOU!
Keep doing what you do and shine your light
What are you givin' your children? What u up to Tyler? How has your day been today? Don't stay away so long. :-) I'm make my way back to talk with, TP. :)
Hey T, this is what I would call/consider quiet times. Guess what I wanted to see. The one about, " I just keep right on doing what Im doing & ignore her... Charlie Brown" I was looking for it today. Thanks, Love. And ttyl... Hopefully in the A.M. you'll have something sweet to share with us. What do u think? I'm sure you'll come up w/ something. :-) Alright, gotta go.