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My wishes, hopes and dreams for Zoë and Kaylee are simple – or at least I think they are simple. I know simple and easy aren’t the same thing… sometimes the simplest things are the hardest to achieve.
Here are 20 of my “wants” for my daughters:
- I want them to grow up to be happy and healthy people.
- I want them to love life and be passionate about the path their life is taking.
- I want them to know that I will always love them, no matter what.
- I want them to be trusting and trustworthy.
- I want them to be caring and compassionate.
- I want them to know how to forgive and forget for the right people.
- I want them to know how to follow their hearts and trust their instincts.
- I want them to seek knowledge and truth, and to never stop learning.
- I want them to remember their childhood with a deep fondness and a smile in their hearts.
- I want them to know they can have anything they want or, as their Dad says, “anything you want, but not everything you want.
- I want them to be able to sing like no one’s listening, love like they’ve never been hurt, dance like nobody’s watching and live like its heaven on earth.
- I want them to respect the beautiful world we live in and be stewards of caring for it.
- I want them to feel confident speaking their mind.
- I want them to contribute to the world and not just take from it.
- I want them to take the best lessons they have learned from us and pass them down to their children.
- I want them to know that while money can buy things that can make you temporarily happy, money can’t buy true happiness.
- I want them to only give men who treat them with respect the time of day.
- I want them to know they deserve the best – the absolute best in life.
- I want them to live long, healthy, happy lives and share those lives with people who bring positive energy to them.
- At the end of the day, I just want to see them smile and laugh every single day of their lives.
I’ll probably never be that mom wishing my daughters will go to school to become a doctor or a lawyer. I want them to shape their own dreams, their own paths, and follow them as far as their dreams will take them.