Monday, November 07, 2005

Path Chosen

Do we chose the path we are to travel in life or is it chosen for us by the circumstances that happens along the way to adulthood? My path more or less chosen for me. Today, I find it too late to take the other fork in the road without causing too much pain, so I endure. We are supposed to guide our children along the way hoping to instill in them the values of goodness, the values of what is right and wrong, but at the same time giving them the freedom to make decisions on their own. Guiding them but letting them chose their own path either right or wrong it will be the path they choose. Loving them unconditionally, being there with open arms to hold them, giving them a shoulder to lean on, and always a gentle hand to wipe away the tears. Along your path there will be many twists, bends you cannot see around, or forks you may want to venture down, try them all. Don't settle for what is expected. Choose your own path.


woe said...

Hi Stephen

Thanks for the gentle nudge. yeah I have posted using the wrong url. I gonna have to be more careful. If you have a contact addrees for David. could I ask you to ask him to maybe delete my comment please. Feeling like a dumbass about now.

You are a good man Stephen

Stephen said...

Woe, sorry but I don't have David's email address. You can leave him another note in his comment section and explain what happened and he will help you I'm sure. He is nice and very understanding.

Anonymous said...

Wow I really like your blog, and until I had to come out last year really thought along the same lines. It's tough and my family still doesn't know. But my friends do that they have been life savers. Here's to hoping you make it through. keep on writing I think it will help. plus the pics are great

Hypoxic said...

"Today, I find it too late to take the other fork in the road without causing too much pain, so I endure."

It is never too late. The pain we think we may cause often doesn't materialize. Taking that other fork may be the most liberating thing you'll every do. Not easy, for sure. Absolutely risky. But very worth the price. Give it some thought.

"If I told you what it takes
to reach the highest high,
You'd laugh and say 'nothing's that simple'
But you've been told many times before
Messiahs pointed to the door
And no one had the guts to leave the temple!

I'm free-I'm free
And freedom tastes of reality
I'm free-I'm free
And I'm waiting for you to follow me".

Tommy. The Who.

Good luck - whatever your final path!

Stephen said...

Tim, thanks come back to visit, your always welcome.

Hypoxic, thanks for the words, I'm strong enough to handle what the outcome would be for myself but the pain and hurt it would bring to others, never, my love for them is too great. Guess, I'm just one of the last good guys out there, always thinking of others.

Hypoxic said...

Stephen, they might surprise you too - people we love often do.

Anyway, best of luck however you handle it.