No Life?

Mother Kissing BabyDoes being a parent equal having no life?

Before I became a parent, I would have to admit that thought crossed my mind more than once in regards to parenting.

But just because a parents’ time isn’t all theirs anymore doesn’t necessarily mean they “have no life.”


Just because we draw blanks when you ask what we do when we’re not with our kids doesn’t mean we have no life.

It just means that our kids are our life.

And that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

Tell me, how often do you have a guy run up to you with a hug every time he sees you?

Or give you kisses on your eyes, nose, eyebrows, cheeks, chin and ears?

How often do you get a guy to say he loves you as much as mother Mary loved baby Jesus?

How often do you have a girl willing to share with you all her secrets?

So I might be so wiped by the end of the day that I don’t even check my mail.

And I might be so swamped that if I complete 15% of the items on my to-do list, it’s a good day.


But I do have a life.

More than that, I have a legacy, because children are the hope of the future.

Nothing can beat that life.


About Bonita Jewel

Bonita Jewel is an author and blogger who writes on a variety of themes, including: Literature & poetry Writing Parenting Purpose After living in India from the age of 16 to 28, she returned to California with her husband and three children. She is pursuing a Degree at Fresno State University. Bonita teaches community education at Clovis Adult. Her courses include Blogging Basics, Power Editing, Creative Writing, and Working from Home. She also freelances as an editor, ghostwriter, and writing coach. Her greatest passions are her family, her faith, writing, and reading. Bonita Jewel has been reading since she was 2 ½. Thirty years later, she still loves the magic and mystery of the written word. She is slowly breathing life into roughly 50 novels and nearly as many nonfiction works, depending on which plot or character seizes her interest at any given time. Please connect with Bonita at:

Posted on July 25, 2012, in Attributes, Life Lessons, Perception and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I like the way you put that- really I needed that! I do have a life! It really is all about perspective … I don’t have to feel lame or inadequate for my kids being my life … now if I could just find balance 🙂 … I’m working on it 🙂 I do appreciate this post.

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