Joined: 07 Sep 2005
Total posts: 2556
Location: Walton, KY
|Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 7:28 am
|Skittles, I'm not so sure you read thru Ratties tyrade on here.
I have read everything you said and how you responded to the other people's wise advise on here. Honestly honey, it doesn't sound like you are ready just yet for those ducks.
I have one Question for you: Have you prayed about this whole thing about getting the ducks? My advice would be to pray for wisdom in understanding your parents side of things. God does care about everybody and everything that goes on in our lives. Pray and seek out His advice about what He would have you to do about the ducks. Then after praying, write a list of the Pro's and Con's of Duck Ownership to see which one outweighs the other in your situation.
You are 14 and your home life has been uprooted on you. I understand that. I have been in the same situation. You seem to want the ducks because you don't feel like your being loved enough in your current situation and your grasping at straws to get some type of attention. Therefore, what I'm seeing into your situation is this: you don't feel loved and in control of your own life where you are at the moment and you want be "in control" of "something", whatever that "something" is and in this case, it is the ducks.
Since you seem to be having such a hard time adjusting to the new family situation, is it a possibility for you to discuss with your mom and stepdad about moving back to Washington to live with your dad and brother? If that's not possible, then ask them if it would be possible to go live w/ dad and brother for the summer months. By law non-custodial parents do have a right to visitation of their kids after a divorce occurs.
If you do decide to get the ducks, maybe you could start off with just one duck. Start small. Join a 4-H club or an FFA organization in your area that can help you learn how to raise and/or show your ducks and in so doing, learn how to be a responsible owner of a "wild kingdom animal".
I hope my advice helps you.
Obadiah 1:15 (Bible) ''As you have done, it will be done to you;
your deeds will return upon your own head.''