Guide your children well

To all parents out there. Here is a big lesson for us, let’s guide our children well.

If your child does something wrong punish them, help them to choose well from good and bad, help them to learn. Don’t love so much to extent of spoiling your children.

I say this after reading this post [online] which I would like to share with your readers:

A prison inmate on death row soon to be put on the electric chair was asked his last wish before he died. He asked for a pen and paper and wrote:

Dear Mum,

If the law was fair, today you could be here with me waiting to be hanged together in the electric chair, but since the law is so blind, I have been convicted of the crimes we committed together.

Remember Mum, remember how it started. Do you remember the day I stole my friends sweet, you didn’t punish me, you only said I was young.

Mum remember when I used to steal dad’s money but you didn’t report me, remember at 15 when I stole our neighbour’s bicycle I hid it in the garage? You saw me and kept quiet. I was with you and later I sold it to scrap you did nothing.

Mum, the day I was suspended from school for smoking and dodging lessons dad wanted to punish me but you stopped him. Remember very well that day you had a bitter argument with dad because you supported me saying that the teachers were wrong. And when I and my friends broke into Jimmy’s shop did you call the police? Remember I was hidden at home.

Mum, you never guided me. I was just a child, a little young boy who needed your guidance but you loved me so much and never corrected me. And now it’s your love that has made me die of a shameless death in this electric chair being convicted for the crimes we committed together.

Your loving son.

Letter submitted by Justin Lowe.

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Justin Lowe

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