I saw a post on Facebook which read,
Having a daughter is God’s way of saying “Here I thought you could do with a lifelong friend”
The post went on to say they loved their daughter and to share the post if you agreed.
It’s great saying you love your daughter, but to me, the post got me questioning, can you
- only get a lifelong friend by having a daughter?
- only have a daughter if you need a lifelong friend?
Personally thought this post was a bit inconsiderate and even a bit hurtful to those who, for whatever reason, do not have children.
It also felt as if it completely dismissed those who have no real friends so would love to have even one friend, never mind a lifelong friend.
There are many people in this world who are on their own, and have no-one they can call a friend – If the statement is true, do they not deserve a lifelong friend because they don’t have a daughter?
Similarly, there are many people in this world who would love to have a daughter, but for many reasons do not have one – If the statement is true, do they not have a daughter because they don’t deserve a lifelong friend?
I’ve noticed on many occasions, how insensitive others can be towards those who don’t have children – They can be treated like lepers, even although it’s not through choice that many don’t have children. So be sensitive in your words and actions when it comes to comments about people without children, because you probably have it completely wrong about why they don’t have any.