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Three Things I Want My Kids To … A Group Writing Project For Moms

June 29th, 2007 · 16 Comments

I found a fabulous group writing project for moms. There’s even a prize! The topic is “three things I want my kids to …”  You fill in the blank. This post is my entry to that project.

1. I want my kids to experience the joy of a relationship with their Maker — to find the peace and contentment that comes with that relationship. God will be with them when I can’t be. It’s an awesome feeling to know that you can approach the Creator with your thoughts and questions.

2. I want my kids to know that I love them — always and unconditionally, no matter what. Life is hard, but I want to be that one person who is always on their side. I know that I can’t always be there for them, but I can always root for them. They are in my heart and always will be.

3. I want my kids to make wise decisions — to think through their choices and to take responsibility for their actions. A well-considered decision is better than acting on impulse. Too many people make mistakes with far-reaching consequences by acting without thinking. Yet, I don’t want them to be afraid to make mistakes because it is through our mistakes that we learn.

Thanks to MamaBlogga for making me think through my priorities for my kids again.

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16 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jordan (MamaBlogga) // Jun 30, 2007 at 3:38 am

    Thank you for this entry! I was thinking that my t0p three priorities would be almost identical to these.

    Thanks for participating!

  • 2 June Group Writing Project Day Five | MamaBlogga // Jun 30, 2007 at 4:19 am

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  • 3 Kate // Jun 30, 2007 at 10:59 am

    I am working on #2 during the times when I am really, really angry with something they’ve done!

  • 4 Laura // Jun 30, 2007 at 1:30 pm

    Hi Jordan! I’m glad you liked the priorities. I really do think that they are the most important things that I want my kids to know. At least, I couldn’t think of anything else.

    Hi Kate! I totally understand what you’re saying about wanting your kids to know that you love them when you’re angry with them.

  • 5 How to add the ReviewMe Guy // Jun 30, 2007 at 2:29 pm

    I’ve explained how to add the little reviewme guy, just for you.

  • 6 Laura // Jun 30, 2007 at 3:12 pm

    Thanks Eliza! It’s really great to have friends in the blogosphere.

    The little ReviewMe guy belongs on my other blog, http://www.writingthoughts.com, since that’s the blog I submitted to ReviewMe. I’ll try to get him up a little later.

  • 7 How to add the ReviewMe Guy // Jun 30, 2007 at 4:34 pm

    Oh that’s what I had figured but when I clicked to respond to you it came here.

  • 8 Daisy // Jun 30, 2007 at 11:14 pm

    Wise decisions: yes, I hope my children will learn to make those. I still wonder if my decisions are wise. I hope I can be a good role model in this way.

  • 9 Karen // Jul 1, 2007 at 3:18 pm

    Oh yes, taking responsibility for their actions. Definitely a good one to teach. Seems like so many like to place the blame elsewhere!
    Great entry!

  • 10 Laura // Jul 2, 2007 at 12:14 pm

    Hi Daisy! Yeah, I find the wise decisions one a little sobering. But, it is something I want my kids to understand.

    Hi Karen! You’re right! Too many people blame anybody and everybody for their own decisions.

  • 11 Kasie // Jul 2, 2007 at 5:27 pm

    Great post! #3 is so true. We want our children to always make wise descisions and never have troubles in life. And yet, I know that I have grown the most from the mistakes I’ve made. I know that, someday, when my daughters are older, it will be very hard to let them make their own mistakes and grow.
    🙂 Kasie

  • 12 Laura // Jul 2, 2007 at 7:36 pm

    Hi Kasie! I know from my own parents that even when the kids are gone, they still worried about them. I don’t think parenting is ever a worry-free business.

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  • 15 Nikki // Jul 4, 2007 at 1:10 am

    How can I get involved in this? It sounds like fun and something I would love to do! Thanks Laura! I loved your Three things

  • 16 Laura // Jul 4, 2007 at 3:20 am

    Hi Nikki! MamaBlogga posts a group writing project every month, from what I understand. Just follow the link to her blog and keep watching.

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