As parents we want the world for our children. To never want or need for anything and live meaningful and fulfilling lives. We want them to find pure happiness and a love like no other. We want them to succeed in their careers
and support us financially the rest of ours days. But in the end, my wish for my children is to just be…whatever you want.
Here is my wish for my daughter, my strong-willed, hilariously beautiful little girl.
If you want to be a ballerina, my darling girl, then slip on those ballet shoes and dance your heart away.
If you want to be a doctor, my sweet girl, then bury your head in books and learn everything you can to save those precious lives.
If you want to be an astronaut, well I’m not sure how you can prepare now, but I’m sure your phrase “Oh craters!” is a start.
If you want to be a photographer, my beautiful girl, then grab that camera and never stop shooting.
And if you don’t know what you want to be, even by your 3rd year of college, that’s ok. I know you’ll find something you believe in and will put your heart and soul into because I believe in you.
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Stop comparing yourself to other moms out there who you think are doing it better. I guarantee you she has hard days too and doesn’t have it all together.
Stop worrying about the dishes in the sink, the laundry that should be folded, or the vacuuming that could be done. Embrace your children and their youth for it will disappear right before your eyes.
Be happy in your career, whether you’re in your dream job or working your way towards it, or heck even if neither of those things are true, but you have a job at all- be grateful for the income you’re providing for your family.
Be happy in your relationships, for you have someone that loves and cares for you. They may not always make the choice you wish for them, but they have good intentions.
Just be authentic.
Just be fearless.
Just be loved.
Just be you.
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