Just a few things some mommy friends and I would like our children to know 🙂
“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”
“While we try to teach our children all about life,
Our children teach us what life is all about.”
I will love you every day for the rest of your life, even after mine ends.
I don’t promise to be perfect, always get it right or be free of contradictions. Mommy will make mistakes—you will too. Let’s be gracious to one another.
I don’t promise you won’t have days where you feel mommy is mean and selfish. The truth is there may, well, will be, some days that mommy is being mean and selfish. I do promise to keep those days at a minimum.
I don’t promise to always have the answers, only that I will always help you find them.
Mommy doesn’t know everything. I expect there will be countless days where I’m learning from you.
I will listen to your voice. I will learn your heart. I promise to encourage your gifts, skills, talents and abilities.
I will not accept anything less than your best.
I will teach you what I know and how to research to find your own answers.
Discipline is inevitable. You are my son and you will know how to properly conduct yourself.
Mommy will do what’s best for you even if you don’t like it.
I will do all I can to set you up for success.
I won’t always tell you what you want to hear but I will tell you what you need to hear.
Some days mommy will be like sandpaper to you but know that when it’s over your rough edges will be smooth.
You are your own individual. You don’t need to be anyone else.
You are more powerful than you think.
You have a village looking out for you. Remember that and take advantage of it.
If ever asked my great accomplishment in this world, my answer will always be you.
Mommy is supposed to be the one teaching you but instead I’m learning so much from you.
I will never tell you anything that will hurt you.
The world is yours so I will always encourage you to follow your dreams and to never take “no” for an answer.
I will always have your best interest at heart.
I never knew I could love something or someone so much until you came into my life.
I promise to always love you, be a shoulder to lean on, support you and always listen.
Regardless of how bad of a day I’m having, you always make everything better.
Every day, loving you is teaching me how to love unconditionally.
My dreams for you are bigger than the dreams I ever imagined for myself
I’m blessed to know that God entrusted me with one of his most precious creations
One day you’ll understand why I tell you “don’t ask me why.”
What about you? What do you have to say to your child(ren) or the children you hope to have? Feel free to leave a comment below 🙂