Not everyone can be famous, but everyone can be great. – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
Tonight I watched this very disturbing video of Texas Judge, William Adams, beating his 16-year-old daughter. This was incredibly difficult to see and I struggled to finish watching it. I kept watching, and I cried (then I cried some more), knowing she had likely endured physical and emotional abuse for the entirety of her childhood. We are seeing only 7 minutes of her hell on earth. Though Hillary’s physical wounds have long since healed the scars of her emotional abuse will take much longer to heal. I pray that she will be surrounded by love and encouragement the rest of her days.
One thing I know for sure: Beating your kids changes who they are. Please don’t beat your kids.
“He’s not perfect. You aren’t either, and the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes, hold onto him and give him the most you can. He isn’t going to quote poetry, he’s not thinking about you every moment, but he will give you a part of him that he knows you could break. Don’t hurt him, don’t change him, and don’t expect more than he can give. Don’t analyze. Smile when he makes you happy, yell when he makes you mad, and miss him when he’s not there. Love hard when there is love to be had. Because perfect guys don’t exist, but there’s always one guy that is perfect for you.”
— Bob Marley