I want my children to be successful
And to always know that I love them dearly.
I want them to have dignity and purpose,
For them to hold their heads high and speak clearly.
To never mumble when speaking to someone
But look a person in the eye so that they know
You are serious and should be taken seriously
And accept criticism so there is room to grow.
To never be too selfish or even too kind
People sometimes mistake that for weakness
But don’t be too overbearing either
Remain humble and display tender meekness.
I want them to show respect to everyone
Whether another child or someone who’s old
Never be rude or mean without reason
To have a warm heart, not one that’s cold.
To give willingly whenever they are able to
To always lend a helping hand to someone in need
Remembering that it’s what Jesus would want them to do
To not be followers but to take a responsible lead.
I want for my children the world and so much more
For them to set goals and work hard to achieve them
To never boast, but to be modest and less proud
But to sometimes take chances and go out on a limb.
There will be times when they will be let down or disappointed
But I want them to understand that’s all a part of life
There will be happiness, joy, triumphs and victories
But also sorrow, heartache, pain, misery and strife.
Sometimes the good will outweigh the bad, sometimes not
At times they will feel like they are all alone with no one
But I pray they believe their mama will always be there
I’ll be just a phone call away, and to me they can always run.
So what all do I really want for my children?
Life, health, strength, creativity, success, power
But mostly I want them to know the Lord Jesus Christ
And that they can call on Him no matter the hour.
I want them to know that He has the power to do all things
And that He will come back one day, or maybe one night
I can’t tell them when that will be or where I will be
Only that the time is now for us all to get our lives right.
And not to call on Him only when they are in trouble
But to thank Him daily for the many blessings He gives
To tell others about Him and share his Holy Word
And make sure they know that yes, He still lives.
My children are my everything, my sun and my stars
They bring out the sunshine on my most cloudy day
I hope they know that even when I’m mad, I still love them
No matter the distance between us, in my heart they will always stay.