July 22, 2021
Parents Cancelled by Their Own Children
It happened that, as I was thinking about writing about my husband and me being canceled by our own children six months ago — we have been agonizing about not being able to talk to them or see our grandson for all that time — a thought popped into my mind: blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
The left has been working on making the children of the middle class into radicals, turning them against their parents and their parents' values for fifty years now, in multiple generations. All the things we middle-class parents believed in and called good, our children now call bad and false, and more than bad and false, worthy of destruction, especially if we parents are Christian and conservative, and even more so if we are Trump-supporters. Our cancellation is the fruit of the left's strategy to remake America.
It was shocking to us that our children canceled us for being who and what we are; we have tried to be good and true parents, faithful and patriotic. We are heartbroken, blame ourselves, blame our children, reach out and plead and cajole, pray and pray and pray and ask others to pray, too.
It is not just we. This is happening to many middle-class families. For example, I met a friend the other day, and she told me she has several friends whose children are cancelling them. One of them is a mother with whom my friend was close as their kids grew up. She said this person was an excellent mother, but now her son will have nothing to do with her and is calling her an abusive mother.
My friend's own son cancelled her and her husband, too. The son told his mother that everything they taught him was a lie. Before he cancelled them, he forbade his mother to talk to him about God anymore.
Years ago, my children also told me I was not allowed to talk to them about God anymore.
Both of us told our children that we would not proselytize, but we could not promise never to mention God because we are people of faith; it is who we are.
When my husband posted on Facebook about our plight, more than a few friends responded that they were going through the same things. One mother said her three children will have nothing to do with her anymore and had recently left her out of a family wedding. She said she is also a person of faith.
What is going on is evil. Just evil. Have our children been caught in evil's trap?
And leftism is cultlike. It demands that young people give up God. Then they are required to convert their parents — remember how President Obama told kids to go home and talk to their parents at Thanksgiving — and, if they will not convert, children must distance themselves from parents as punishment.
You might be thinking, come on, you are just bad parents who were abusive, and you are just making excuses. Your kids were justified in cancelling you.
When Donald Trump was running for president, my husband voted for him, but I could not. After he was president, we both supported him. Our kids did hate Trump with a passion, the same passion those around them expressed, an almost demonic hatred.
When the pandemic hit the USA, we did everything we were supposed to do to take care of ourselves, so our kids would not worry, and then we got vaccinated as soon as we could. However, we did express concern in Colorado to our governor about lockdowns. That upset our daughter, who was working on the pandemic response. We apologized.
When the riot at the Capitol happened on January 6, 2021, that was the last straw for our children, or should I say, that was the best excuse. They cancelled their parents. No calls on Mother's Day. No calls on Father's Day — even though we were not in D.C. that day, we were not at the Capitol, and we condemned the riot.
Nothing we did or said helped, and the children, perhaps to justify their decision to cancel their own parents, let it be known in one of the last conversations we had that they were now going to look at childhood issues; in other words, they would be finding rationale for their decision. Six months out from January 6, we are still cancelled.