In this series we ask multiple mommas one question. The answers show the love, joy and struggles we experience each day, week, month, year or lifetime. Although the answers may vary, it’s clear we are working toward the same results: healthy, happy and loved children!
If your children learn only one thing from you, what would you want it to be and why?
April – Nolan: Age 6 / Ben: Age 3
Respect. I want my boys to always respect themselves, people, and the things in their lives. This is one trait that will always get them somewhere in life.
Barb – Sean: Age 32
Things happen for a reason and if they don’t, it wasn’t meant to be. Sometimes I fight with this concept myself, but trusting it is for a purpose, makes it plausible. Life can throw many curves at us, good and bad, so keeping this in mind will get you through many ups and downs and makes moving on much easier.
Corrie – Sam: Age 20 / Catlyn: Age 13
I want my children to know the Living God and to have a personal relationship with Him. Above all things, my hope and desire is that they follow Jesus with a passion. I know without a doubt that if my children seek the will of Christ, their lives will be complete and abounding. I desire my children to know Him through the example I have set forth before them.
Ephesians 6:1-3 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honour your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.”
Erin – 2 Boys Ages 13 and 11
They are loved without end. No matter the choice. No matter the success or the fail. No matter how old they are or how far apart we are, I am their greatest advocate. Their #1 fan. I believe in who they are and who they are becoming.
Chelse – Kiddo A: Age 3 / Baby B: Age 9 Months
If my children only learn one thing from me I wish for them to know and believe in their own self worth. I strive to love them so deeply and unconditionally that they understand they are always worthy. This will hopefully carry them through their young childhoods ridden with the trials of learning everything new; and those tough teenage years when life can be full of struggle and doubt. It will give them confidence to try the scariest of things when they are young adults and protect them from needing approval from others. I believe they will both make strong partners, loving parents, loyal family members, and good friends if they sincerely love themselves, first.
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