Why Have Children?

Emani Moss
Emani Moss

Almost in tears today as I seen the story of the 10 year old girl, from Gwinnett co. Georgia, beaten, starved to death, then burned and put in a trash can – all done by her biological father and step mom.

Reported by WSBTV in Atlanta, the story was tragic, to say the least. But the story went on to read the biological grandmother, who had custody of the child, lost custody because the Gwinnett co. child services returned Emani Moss back to Eman and Tiffany Moss and dropped the child cruelty case. (Read about the story here)

When I read about stories of children dying, severely beaten, tormented and molested due to the care of their parents, my heart drops and my eyes swell with tears. My mind immediately races to child’s anguish and torment during the times with the parents. What was the child thinking? What type of cries their soul yearned? In these moments, I wish I I could have done something to prevent it. But sadly, there is no way I could have known this child, or as of now, know children who are going through this now.

My question is, parents, why have children? Why bring someone into this world, who deserves your love and care and return to them cruelty? What type of an adult could beat, torment and starve a helpless child who count on them for protection? What type of mindset can you be in to rape your 2 year old , who looked up to you can called you her ‘da da’? Why have children?

If prospective parents only took the time to really understand the REAL patience, love, time and understanding it takes with children and also knowing the late nights, early mornings, runny noses, terrible two’s, potential bad report cards, temper tantrums, acting out, crying, sickness, excitement, joys, adventurous, sofa climbing, talking back, whining and interruptions they will face when they have children, and I mean really understand (like sit down in algebra class and trying to figure out a problem understand) then I believe some would second guess their decisions or be more cautious knowing now what the stakes are.

I believe if potential parents signed contracts before conception (or even during the pregnancy) that if anything should happen to the child during their care due to their own negligence as parents, they will be put in prison for life without any type of monetary bail or parole, then they would definitely see the seriousness of raising a child. I mean, some things should be logical and common sense, but there are men and women in society producing babies for the fun of it, without regard to everything I listed above, how their children will eat, how their children will sleep, how they will live comfortably etc. It’s just babies making babies. And that’s sad.

It’s every day you hear about parents whooping a child to death, beating a child to death, raping their babies, locking them in closets, not feeding them, chaining them up and I’m like WHY such a senseless crime on your own children. It’s horrible! Just to think of women and families that can’t even have children, look and see these type of stories floating in the news and media. How heartbroken they must be?

And people, like myself, sit around and think ‘how can I be a part of the solution’? I guess nothing but to spread awareness and information to expectant and already parents that you know having a hard time with proper discipline. Online Parenting Classes and Parent Encouragement Classes are available. There are ‘expectant parent’ classes that are at some hospitals in your area. You can recommend someone to check those out. The National Child Abuse Hotline is available too! To be apart of the movement, you can find local chapters to preventing child abuse here.

Want to get started now? Send a quick prayer to those children who are now affected by this every day, and a special prayer to the parent inflicting the harm. What we don’t know about, God does. He can make all the difference!




1 thought on “Why Have Children?”

  1. You are absolutely right. I intimately share in your frustrations. I am completely horrified by the unthinkable things that people do to our children. “Unthinkable”, meaning who in there ‘right’ mind would ponder such evil things to do to our youth as you describe in the story. There is one word to describe these ‘type’ of people: Wicked. I find myself reflecting a lot on the teachings in the scripture to give me a reasonable answer to these troubling times and difficult questions, like the one you asked in this post: “Why have Children?” Not only do we find the answer, but more importantly, we find the truth. The truth being that pro-creation is a duty that God charged us as Mankind made in His image. “God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him, male and female he created them. God Blessed them and said to them, Be fruitful and multiply, fill the earth and subdue it, Rule over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” – Genesis 1:27-28

    Reproduction is a specific instruction given to Man from God Himself. In fact, the scriptures record this as being the very “1st” command that God gave to mankind. In my mind, this answers the question as to “Why?”, in my opinion. However, to acknowledge your point, in my mind, there is NO JUSTIFICATION for the wicked and evil things that people do to Children. Children are our heritage. They are our lineage and a blessing from God.

    How can people do these horrible things to Children? As a Man of Faith and conscience, I cannot fathom a reason. I cannot imagine a cause. The scriptures describe these type of people as immoral, wicked and evil. Children do not deserve any of this and I am sure that God has a special place in hell for the types of people who do these types of things to children. Such an injustice and abomination. These are wicked times that we live in and people are more evil and corrupt than ever before. They have no value in their own lives and they hold no value in the lives of children.

    Children deserve our Love and Guidance. Our influence and instruction. Our provision and protection. As a Beautiful, Intelligent, & Strong Woman & future Mother, you have the responsibility to teach and train your children in the way of Truth. To train them in the way they “Should” go, not the way that they desire to go. As a Man of Faith and a Father, I too share those same responsibilities: The preservation and protection of our most valuable possession: Our Children.

    Just a few thoughts….

    May God keep you Blessed & Beautiful…

    Talk to you Soon,

    Yours Truly,

    Mr. Write


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