Monday, May 16, 2011

Hit The Road Jack

My guess for the reason our daughters always brought their boy friends home was because we always had cookies or cake available for after school treats.

Our daughters were all gorgeous and outgoing, and our home abounded with both girl and boy friends.

Funny thing was when my husband was home, he refused to speak to the boy friends.

When I asked him why he was so aloof to our daughter’s boy friends, he replied, “These boys are here today, but by next week they will be gone, and others will take their place.”

My husband did not desire to get emotionally involved and then in a few days need to give his allegiance to a new set of boy friends.

My husband never told any of these boys to “Hit the road Jack,” but that was his attitude.

Showing hospitality to our children’s friends was an easy way to get to know them better.

Some of the girl friends still keep in touch today, but the boys are long gone as marriage material later stepped forward for our children.

Errors in judgment abound and marriage is a commitment that needs both prayer and wisdom.

Our children are not perfect so errors were made, but after years of hurt and grief, things are better for two of them. Our other two daughters waited until they approached age 30 before finding a man worthy of their love and of their promise of allegiance.

Thinking back to my own rebellious teen age years and my flirty ways, it was my mother’s prayers that prevented me from making a long and tragic lifetime error.

Yes, in my teen years, on more than one occasion, I said these words, “Hit the road Jack and don’t you come back no more.”

Then one day, my heart was smitten, and my spirit agreed that this man was the ONE, and he was and has been for all these many years.

If needs be, and you are in a relationship that is not worthy of you, GO ahead and say these words, “Hit the road Jack.”

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  1. I have to admit I was glad some of my daughter's boyfriends "hit the road, Jack." Now she's about to get married to a keeper! A great post, Hazel.

  2. Memories. My daddy used to ask my friends (both boy and girl) about their grades, and scold them if he thought they could do better. Somehow, though, they liked that about him.

  3. Now I cannot, can NOT get that song out of my head!

    I'm glad I waited many years before saying yes - God knew the man He had waiting for me.

  4. Isn't it interesting that an ability to say "hit the road, Jack" is one of the most important relationship skills? Waiting for the right one takes courage but it does pay off! Great post, Hazel! Abundant blessings!

  5. I just had a serious conversation with my youngest daughter about this very thing...parenting young adults is not for the faint of heart : )

  6. My mother used to forget the names of the boys -- and use any ole' name she chose. That definitley gave some of them the message to 'hit the road Jack'.

    And it is a very important relationship skill! Thanks Hazel. -- and thanks for dropping by my place too!


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