Karen, over at the Rocking Pony, has tagged me for a really cool meme. Y'all know I'm a sucker for the meme, but this one is about my kids, which makes it tougher for me than most other memes. It's sad, but true. Here goes:
5 things I want my kids to know:
1. I love you.
2. Jesus loves you more.
3. Good friends are more important than money, fame or things. Hold on to your friends.
4. Always live NOW. BE who you are, who you're meant to be. Don't DO.
5. Harsh words can't be taken back or undone. Control your tongue.
5 things you want to tell your children when they are grown up:
1. Don't try and keep up with everyone else. Live at your own pace.
2. Live within your means. Budget your money. Give generously.
3. Remember the friends thing? A good spouse is one of the greatest gifts you'll ever have. In order to have one, you have to be one.
4. Budget your time. This means knowing your priorities and spending your time accordingly.
5. Be flexible. I know, right? All that budgeting and I say be flexible! You can't bend freely unless you know how freely you can bend. Unless you have room to bend.
5 things you want to tell your child before you die:
1. I have always loved you. Don't ever doubt that.
2. You are created in the image of a holy God, designed for dignity and purpose. Live like it!
3. You have been a fantastic (mom, dad, spouse, friend) and I am so proud of the way you've lived your life.
4. Can you believe all the crap we've been through together? I loved laughing with you over every bit of it!
5. I am so glad that God chose me to be your mom - it's been a privilege and an honor.
5 things you want your child to know before she dies:
1. Where she's going after she dies.
2. That she made a difference in the lives of others, that she touched people to their core.
3. The joy of living life fully, nothing held back.
4. The unconditional love of a spouse.
5. The loyal love of a dog. One that lives to please and asks nothing more than a pat on the head and a warm bed to snuggle in.
Y'all this was hard! I felt so harsh doing it. Uber Mommy-ish. Ew. So I'm going to tag people this time. Hee. I know Mayberry Magpie needs something to write about (right?), and I'd love to hear what she'd tell her kids. And Tammy, over at Color of Home, who is exhausted and needs one more thing to tax her brain. I'll stop at three and tag Lisa, at Confessions of a Karate Mom, who homeschools her two little ones and has a rather warped sense of humor. It's why I like her.
Be good. That's what I'd tell my kids. And I'm saying it to you. Yes, you.
Until I write again ...