Wednesday, September 26, 2012

20 Things I Want My Daughter's To Know

So true ...

I look into both our beautiful daughter's eyes and I just can't help but want time to stop...This stage is a stage I want to be in forever...A sweet, innocent baby who needs me constantly and a fun, full of energy, precious toddler...I know TOO soon they will be teenagers and HOPEFULLY best friends for life...I can't help but try, even at their young ages, to mold them into beautiful 
God-fearing servants for the Lord and for others...

I want them to know....

1.) God needs to be number one...regardless of what's going on in your "busy" little lives...never forget who is the giver of life and the one who washed all your sins away....

2.) Home is always open to you...wherever this crazy life may lead you, always know our door and your bed is always here waiting for you....

3.) My ears are always on....No matter what you need to talk about whether you think you'll be embarrassed or that it may hurt my feelings and disappoint me, I don't care....Talk to me and know you can come to Mom with absolutely anything....

4.) I will ALWAYS be your friend...Yes, I am MOM first, but I hope we can be "best" friends too and enjoy spending time together...

5.) Don't be afraid of failure...Try cheerleading, back hand springs, hitting a softball, try singing a solo  in front of church, play the piano in front of a huge crowd...Don't ever be too afraid to try things because you think you may embarrass yourself or fail...Life is all about trying new things...

6.) Don't judge others just off the way they look...I will be the first to say, I struggle with this...It's so easy to "judge a book by it's cover" but please, be the person who makes friends with the kid who everyone is "making fun of"..

7.) Be leaders....Yes, it's good to follow sometimes, like your husband...But be a strong leader who people can depend on...Be the supportive person others need and earn respect....

8.) Make the boys chase you...IF HE'S NOT WILLING TO WAIT FOR YOU, HE'S NOT WORTH IT IN THE END ANYWAYS...Don't go after him, he should pursue you...Date to marry, don't date a boy or should I say MAN, unless he's husband material...

9.) The number one thing you should look for in a boyfriend is if he truly loves the Lord with all his heart, soul and mind...If he does that, you know he can PROPERLY love and care for you...

10.) Work hard in everything you do...whether it's homework, sports, or your job...Be on time, be consistent  and be someone people can depend on...don't be flaky...Give 110% every time...don't give up...

11.) Enjoy your life...smile....and laugh everyday!

12.) Make smart choices...try to think about how every decision you make as a young girl, can affect your future...

13.) SAVE YOURSELF FOR YOU HUSBAND...Trust me, it's worth it on your wedding night...Being pure is something that is "made fun" of these days...But God tells us, our bodies are a temple....The marriage bed is only for the married and one man and one woman....You don't want to have to tell your husband someday, that he wasn't the only one. It's a special thing...and you have your WHOLE marriage to enjoy it so don't let one silly guy talk you into it cause you probably won't end up with him anyways...

14.) Respect authority....Don't back talk teachers or those older than you...respect them fully...Call them Mr. and Mrs....

15.) Be lovable...don't be bitter...don't hold grudges...BE FORGIVING...

16.) Show honesty...even when it's hard...even if your afraid of hurting your dad or upsetting your mom, every good relationship is built around TRUST... Especially your relationship with Christ...

17.) Serve others...put your needs behind others...show them you care about them...

18.) Read your bible everyday....even if it's for 5 minutes...God deserves our time...

19.) Give God the glory in the good times and the bad...even if it's hard....God doesn't make bad things happen to us...He is right there on your side, waiting for you to cry out to him to heal your wounds...He allows us to go through trials so we may cling to Him and draw near to Him...Praise him in the good and the bad!

20.) Know and understand that Mom and Dad love you unconditionally...We will always support you, always care for you, always always always love you. You are our precious gifts from God and we are so blessed to be your parents...We are excited to raise you and watch you grow into beautiful young women who love God with everything you have....



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