Day Twenty-One: What three lessons do you want your children to learn from you?
I’m going to start out by saying that most days, I’m really just winging this whole parenting thing. When Chip and I became parents, we received all kinds of advice on how to or how not to do things. What we’ve learned over the last year and a half of Morgan’s life is that basically it’s a lot of trial and error and finding out what works for us. So what three lessons would I want my daughter to learn from me by the time she spreads her wings and leaves the nest?
- Put God first. Morgan, my sweet baby girl, if you will put God first in every single thing you do, EVERYTHING will fall into place. Put God first in your relationships (and I’m not just talking about dating relationships), put Him first in all your hobbies, put him first in your academics – just put him first. Make him a priority.
- Believe in yourself. Your dad and I will always be your biggest fans and supporters. We won’t miss a ball game or a rodeo or recital. We will be there cheering you on. Don’t ever doubt yourself. You were made for greatness. Don’t shy away from opportunities. Take life by the horns and accept challenges that grow you! Don’t be afraid to be silly and to laugh or have fun. Put yourself out there and do your best! You’ve got this!
- Be kind. There is absolutely no sense in not being nice to others. Trust me, you will come across people in your life that are extremely hard to be kind to. Just do it. Smile at people. Your dad is one of the kindest people on earth and I hope that you see kindness in him and learn from his example. Momma struggles some days, but I do my best. 🙂 Don’t ever think you are better than anyone, because you are not. Love the way Jesus loves you. Spread kindness like confetti. Don’t judge people based on looks, gender, the way they love, who they love, religion, or politics. Just love and be kind.
I love you, Baby Girl. How on earth can you be a year and a half already? Slow down, sweetie.
I love you big. XOXO – Momma