Friday, April 18, 2008

Thirteen Thursday (Friday)

Thirteen Thursday on Friday!

I've been thinking about how fast parenthood seems to go. I look at my babies, (and my oldest turns 4 on the 28th, I've got to stop calling her my baby) and there are certain things I want for them in this world.

I hope ...
  1. That they will learn from me about God's love, but at some point they will find it on their own.
  2. Their baptisms are a symbol of their commitment to Christ and not a reaction to peer pressure (however positive it may be).

  3. They will be kind, not just nice. True kindness is never insincere.

  4. That they will be well liked for the right reasons.

  5. They will play sports. Any kind. I was in junior high before I realized I was not an athlete. That means I had at least 6 or 7 years prior to that of playing simply for the joy of it. I hope they have even more!

  6. They will be tall! But, that's kind of superficial. :-)

  7. They go to Harding. I'm just being honest, here.

  8. They find something they love to do for a living.

  9. They find something they love to do just for funsies.

  10. They will always be the best of friends.

  11. They are never afraid to talk to me or their Daddy. And that we will always be a source of comfort for them in this world.

  12. They marry someone who lets them be who they are.

  13. They become mothers. And then they will understand.


AmyB said...

I agree with most of your things! I have really been thinking a lot lately about how I want our kids to always be willing and able to tell us anything. I know this is not always going to be the case but I can hope! It also puts so much of the reponsibility on me and how I handle the things they do tell.

AmyB said...

Oh, and there is VERY little chance of ours being tall...bless!

Brian, Jamie, Molly & Sarah said...

That is a wonderful list! I may copy and paste that one for my 13 next week.