I Hope That When My Children See Me, They See:
Me on my knees,
That I light up when they enter the room,
A life of quiet generosity.
I hope they remember that I took care of myself,
And of them.
I hope they understood that I set goals, made mistakes, forgave others and myself, fell down, got up and tried again.
I don't want to be the mother who was too busy, who wouldn't listen, who despised her own body, who was selfish, unforgiving or gossiped. I refuse to be the one who was critical, unapproachable, who betrayed trusts.
When a child leaves my home, I hope it is with the knowledge that they are loved, that life is good, that there is a place for them, that they can have peace. That it is OK to try and fail and try again. That they are a person of great worth. That Charity, Wisdom and Humility are great foundational building blocks. That God is real and He hears and answers prayers.