I want my girls to grow up strong, independent women. I want them to know that they are beautiful inside and out. I want them to take pride in their character and who they are as individuals as well as what they can offer to others. I want them to help one another and be there for one another. I want them to reach for the stars and all their hopes and dreams. I pray for them to have the strength to stand up for their faith and beliefs. I pray for them to fall in love with their "prince charming" and start a family so they can experience that feeling of true love and understanding of loving someone so deeply and whole heartedly. I pray they get the joys of being a mother, because it is the best feeling and job a woman can have. I pray that if they choose or cannot have children, they embrace it to the best of their ability and not let others make them feel bad about their decision or circumstance. They are beautiful, strong little ladies and I'm truly blessed to be their mother.
I want my children to learn about true gender equality and what it is to be a strong and independent individual. I'll introduce my son to pots and pans if he's interested, and I'll introduce any girls I may have to power tools if she's interested. I want them to be go-getters. I want them to not be afraid of failure- trying anything and everything until they land on whatever it is that makes them happiest.
I want them to grow up in a household where we treat each other with dignity and respect. I want us to have fun, laugh, and play games. I want them to recognize the struggle that my husband and I endured in order to give them a better life, not thinking we're martyrs, but admiring our efforts.I want them to feel loved and have the ability to love.
"The unexamined life is not worth living." -Socrates
So many but one that is important to me is to not do undo others what he and she do not want done until them. So for example, if they do not want to be judged, then please don't judge others. If they do not want to be ignored, then please don't ignore others.
Since we are raising our children with two languages and two cultures (American and German), I feel this is an incredibly important part of them forming their own characters and making the world a better place in their own ways.
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To be a good person. I'm also Christian and am raising DD in the church, but I believe that the root to all (peaceful) religions is being a good person. Whether you are Lutheran, Catholic, or non-believer doesn't matter to me as long as you are a good person...and I think whatever God you follow would be happy with that.
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I love Jesus and want my baby to know God personally as well. I don't want him to think that just because my hubby and I are Christian that he has been born Christian. I want him to love our family Bible reading time and I want him to begin to lead with his own questions as he gets to talking age. I want him to feel comfortable talking to God on his own without the mentality of so many, "You go talk to God and come back and tell us about it." I want him to know God.
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