Monday, March 19, 2012

What do I want for my daughters?

During the interview with our daughters' new school they asked me a question that really got me thinking?

"What do you want for your daughters when they grow up?"

My first thought was "Every good thing that is possible." But it's so much more intricate than that. I realized that while I think about their future often, and think about what I want for them I have never clearly defined it. I haven't made a clearly defined goal of what I need to teach them, and set up for them so that they can reach those goals, or at least to give them the best possible opportunity.

"What do I want for my daughters?"

1. I want them to be strong enough to stand up to the world for what they believe in. 
2. I want them to choose freedom over security.
3. I want them to have the education and training to do whatever career path they choose. 
4. I want them to know that being a wife/ mother/ homemaker is a valid career path. That it's not weak to want to be all the wonderful things that only a woman can be.
5. I want them to have the confidence, emotional & financial security, and fortitude to WAIT for the right man to come to them.
6. I want them to work hard for their goals. 
7. I want them to be neat and organized in their life and in their mind.
8. I want them to be happy.
9. I want them to be physically fit.
10. I want them to know that God is always there for them and so am I.

These are the things I want for my daughters. These are the reasons I am a mom.


Jolana said...

You are such a great mom! Your daughters will soon know EXACTLY how lucky they are to have you!

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