I want to be their safe place…..the person they know they can talk to, about anything! I want them to know that I will never judge them and I will always love them. I want them to know that I can be trusted to have their best interests at heart and to never make them feel like they have been betrayed, no matter how big or small the situation. I want them to know that I pray for them daily, hourly, and sometimes without ceasing. I want them to know they are appreciated for being exactly who they are. I will never go several days without speaking, or as we enter the future of technology, texting/emailing them. I will never withhold the words “I love you” because no matter what I do and the bottom line is that I ALWAYS will. I will never withhold affection. I want them to know that I believe in them, cherish them, adore them. I want them to understand forgiveness not only because I give it but because I ask for it. I want them to know that sometimes I am wrong, and I know that I am, and acknowledging that does not make me weak, but in fact makes me very strong. I want them to know that I will treat them and their siblings with respect and dignity and never be secretive or deceptive. I want them to know we are unified, as a whole family. I want them to know that every single day of my life, every single breath I take, is done so with gratitude and thankfulness that I was chosen to be their mom.
Just my thoughts on a rainy Wednesday 🙂