For Our Children

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.”

~Frederick Douglass

“While we try to teach our children all about life,
Our children teach us what life is all about.”
~Angela Schwindt

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.

Pray.

You have a village looking out for you. Remember that and take advantage of it.

 

Chinyere

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.

Lesley

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 🙂

-Ouijella

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8 responses to “For Our Children

  1. This is beautiful. I’ve been thinking about my future children; what they will look like, what gifts and talents they will have and their personality. I want to say to my children that I will always support you, extend grace, I will not abandon you, I will never deny you the right to dream. Mommy will give you wisdom and I won’t always know the answer but I will teach you the importance of seeking God in all things. We will go on trips and the world will be our classroom. You will never know what it’s like to live with limitations, because we are never limited in Christ.

  2. I haven’t quite thought about what I want my future children to know, but this is something that I will be pondering and learning from you!

  3. Follow me, cycle with me along my bike journey in all kinds of weather and learn the rules of safety for life, how to read signs along the road of life so that you can tell me later of wonderous things that you experience along the way in life.

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