I attended my cousins wedding last night
I mingled with relatives and many people I hadn’t seen for many years
As I was about to leave, the grooms sister and I had a conversation
It started off simple enough and others joined in
The topic turned to teen pregnancy
My newly teenaged daughter was with me during this time
As I woke this morning that topic is at the forefront of my mind
My gut tells me, there is no better time to talk to your daughter than now
That conversation was focused around how teen pregnancy is the norm for that town
I was shocked that not once did anyone have a constructive comment regarding the situation and one of the parents actually laughed and said “well my daughter’s only 9 now, but I’m sure i’ll be a grandma when she’s in high school”.
My daughter absorbed every word that was being said
As we drove home we talked about the bride and groom, the relatives she had met, how we were all related, and so on
I missed the most important topic
Today my gut is reminding me not to miss this opportunity that God has given me.
I am so thankful that God gave me a gut, and I am going to go with it.