I gave you life, but I cannot live it for you.

I can tell you things, but I cannot make you learn.

I can give you directions, but I can’t always be there to lead you.

I can allow you freedom, but I can’t account for your decisions.

I can take you to church, but I can’t make you believe.

I can teach you right from wrong, but I can’t decide for you.

I can buy you lovely clothes, but I can’t make you believe.

I can teach you right from wrong, but I can’t decide for you.

I can buy you lovely clothes, but I can’t make you lovely inside.

I can give you my love, but can’t force it on you.

I can advise about friends, but can’t choose them for you.

I can teach you about sex, but can’t keep you pure.

I can tell you about drinking, but can’t say “no” for you.

I can warn you about drugs, but I can’t prevent you from using them.

I can give you birth into our family, but not into God’s Family.

As much as I love you, son or daughter, at some point out there you are on your own.

-Anonymous

 

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