Friday, February 22, 2008

5 things...

I have been tagged by Andrea over at Swamp Suburbia. She tagged earlier this week, but it took me a while to get everything down. I had to think. Anway....

5 things I want my kids to know.

  • 1. You are my blessings. I love you each with everything that I have. I am proud of you all.
  • 2. You are a son/daughter of God. All things are possible through him.
  • 3. Material things are nothing. Its who you are that is important.
  • 4. Take time to travel. Get to know different cultures, the experiences in travel can enrich your life.5.
  • Don’t underestimate the value of an education. It can open up your life in a way you can’t even imagine.

5 things you want to tell you children when they are grown up.

  • 1. Tell and show those that you love them – it could be the last time you ever do.
  • 2. Be appreciative for everything that you have. It can be gone in an instant.
  • 3. Take the time to get to know who you want to spend the rest of your life with. It isn’t a race to see who marries first.
  • 4. It is better to be alone with yourself, than to have “settled” so that you aren’t
  • 5. Things happen on God’s time. You may ask why is this happening to me, but there is a reason for everything. It may take a while for you to see it though.

5 things you want to tell your child before you die.

  • 1. You are my joy, and I love you.
  • 2. You are special and you are beautiful.
  • 3. I am glad to have been your mother. You have taught me so much.
  • 4. I hope that I have been a good mother in your eyes. I have always done my best, and made my decisions based on what I thought was the best for you.
  • 5. Family is special, and family is important. Don’t let silly things keep you from loving and enjoying your family.

5 things you want your child to know before she dies.

  • 1. How special they are – both to me and to the Lord.
  • 2. The unconditional love that children give. And being responsible for those children and that love.
  • 3. The joy that is being in a happy and healthy marriage, and sharing your days, the joys and the sadnesses with someone.
  • 4. The feeling of helping. Helping someone less fortunate than you, helping someone in need.
  • 5. Knowing the value of being and having true friends. Friends, that while they may not always agree with you, they will always support you, and offer you encouragement. They will never judge you.

That was really hard, it took a lot of thinking and thinking, and even more thinking. Now I get to tag some of you to see what you would say. I would like my sister Jennie at Learning to Adjust, Kelly at A Canuck in Cancun, Susan over at Life With My 3 Ro's, Heather over at Love & Laughter, and Erica at Life of a First Time Mommy. Hope you all have fun doing this!! It was for me!!


My3Ro's said...

This was fun..thanks for making me think. Made me realize I have a lot to give to my kiddo.

Andrea said...

That was wonderful!! You did a great job!! It is hard to think of what you would say!!

Amie Vaughan said...

As I always say, you are an amazing woman. I'm sure your kids do know how special they are, and how much they are loved-- both to you and to God. Keep the faith, friend! =)

Jennie B said...

I can't believe you are making me think...can I just copy and paste yours??? :) JK. This might take a while though.

Karen said...

You're right - it was hard. Who knew? But you did a fabulous job. One of the best I've seen. I knew you would, though. You're a wonderful mom and have your priorities straight.

onthegomom said...

What a great post! It really made me think. Thanks for sharing it!

CancunCanuck said...

Tough one, I just completed my tag. Thanks for sharing lovely lady!

Damama T said...

Wonderful post. Have you thought about printing it out and making it a part of a time capsule for your kids to read when they are old enough to understand it? Maybe at the birth of their own first child? I know I would love to have something like this from my mother. Her love is always here in my heart, but to actually see it in writing, with her signature and personal hand-written note on it would be beyond wonderful. Just a thought. ;o)