I am not a child anymore. But what I
can do is to journey you through my childhood experiences and how I thought about it then. So, while I open my diaries and start writing and reminiscing about all my entries, you just sit back, read, learn, and enjoy. :)

"Define children, and you are defining innocence." ---Me

Saturday, September 25, 2010

A Child of My Own

Look at those faces. Aren't they simply adorable? Doesn't it make you want to have one of your own? Last night, I was riding the jeepney home from church and I saw a young lady with her child. She was too young to be a mother. And, watching her, I remembered on what I had thought about this issue when I was yet younger.

A few years back, when I was about 12 years old, there was a time when I looked around and saw all the wonderful and cute little babies and...I immediately wanted to have one of my own.

Needless to say, my mom thought it such a ridiculous idea and started telling me off. But I didn't care, I wanted a baby, they were so cute.

Now that I'm older, I cringe and laugh at the same time when I think back to the day when I declared to my mom, 

"Mom, look at those babies. Don't you think they're cute? I want to have one as soon as I can!"

It was such a silly and dangerous idea. I didn't think of the consequences back then

Look at their faces. Troubled, worried, and remorseful. I doubt I would have wanted to end up like these poor mothers when I thought about having my own babies. Teenage pregnancy, such a ridiculous idea. And yet, so many have gone through it.
•Each year, almost 750,000 women aged 15–19 become pregnant. Overall, 71.5 pregnancies per 1,000 women aged 15–19 occurred in 2006; the rate declined 41% from its peak in 1990 to a low of 69.5 in 2005.
~ Guttmacher Institute, U.S. Teenage Pregnancies, Births and Abortions: National and State Trends and Trends by Race and Ethnicity, , accessed Jan. 26, 2010.
And what's worse is, nearly a third of teenage pregnancies end up in abortion.

Somehow, through all these, I marvel at the innocence little children have. While our world is full of sexual immorality, children may have longed for their own children but not for lust, but because they want to care for and love little adorable creatures of their own.

And I can't help but think, the Lord made such a clear point when he implied that the world would have been a better place if we become as little children. Because, children live in innocence.

And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.
~ Matthew 18:2-6 ESV


  1. Klaye this article is interesting! BTW you need to start dropping on sites that drop on you. I drop you follow that is the rule. I visit and comment on your site you do the same thing for me or for anybody that visits you. On the entrecard toolbar you can see the sites that visited you lately.Or you can start to drop by choosing which category you wish to visit.

  2. hi. you might want to join me and my friends by writing your own LIFE LIST or BUCKET LIST.


    we would love to see your insights. thanks=)

  3. oh, *sigh* I wish to have a baby also..when the time is right.