To: Between the Lines
Wow... all I can say is wow... You sat your child, who you claim to love, down and blatantly threatened her with stealing her child from her because you don’t agree with her lifestyle. The hatred there is alarming. Having been in a similar situation with my own family, I feel I should let you know what exactly your daughter felt when you told her that.
It’s hard to put into words the soul wrenching agony such statements from a parent put a child through, but I will attempt to explain. Imagine a white hot knife, the largest knife you’ve ever held. Now, imagine someone stabbing you with that blade, then twisting it violently before ripping it out. That’s what it feels like to a child every time they hear ‘I love you, but not what you do.’ What those words really mean is ‘I love you, even though you’re not good enough for me.’ I can only imagine that such an outright threat would be even worse. You celebrate your daughter not having children, I would bet your daughter cries that her parents would make such a hate filled statement to her.
I can only presume that since this is your first post here, that you are either a lurker or a troll and most likely are gay.
Imagine a white hot knife, the largest knife you’ve ever held. Now, imagine someone stabbing you with that blade, then twisting it violently before ripping it out.
A little melodramatic don't you think. My daughter hates drama queens.
That’s what it feels like to a child every time they hear ‘I love you, but not what you do.’
BS. If loving a person is conditional to approving all of their actions then you could never really love anyone, because it is impossible to be in complete agreement with every action. Unconditional love requires us to separate the person from their actions.
I would bet your daughter cries that her parents would make such a hate filled statement to her.
I have no doubt that she agonized and cried over this. But she is a big girl and able to defend herself. In all of the negative posts to me about this, not one even hinted at what would be best for the child or how the child will feel growing up with two mommies. No, every single one of them dealt with only how my daughter or how they themselves felt.
My concerns were only for an unborn child, yours is only for the right to do whatever we want with no thought for consequences.
posted on 06/04/2007 2:03:55 PM PDT
by Between the Lines
(I am very cognizant of my fallibility, sinfulness, and other limitations.)
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