When I wrote the tip for Monday, I made a terrible error that hurt my teens' hearts. I want to officially apologize to them and set the record straight. When I wrote that list of "No's" that are commonly said to teenagers, I did not clarify that I was speaking in the abstract. My children have not asked me for piercings, and I was not speaking of any specific incidents with my examples. I should have made that clearer to my readers by inserting a line such as, "All around America these types of lines are heard...." Thanks kids for having the courage to bring this to my attention.
I am so sorry to have not seen this as I wrote. I did not even think of it when I penned that list. Kids, please forgive me for my insensitivity. It is hard enough to have a writer and speaker as a mom! I love you all dearly and will strive even harder to be more careful. Thanks for allowing me to share our family's stories so freely.
Readers, I am officially on the record to say....I have the most wonderful kids in the world. And yes, I am extremely biased! My teens love Jesus and me dearly, and I am so proud of how easy they make my parenting job. They are each a treasure from the Lord and are growing in His likeness every day.
Thanks for reading and watch for the new edited version of Monday's tip!