10 Things I Want Our Daughter To Know

Since becoming a Mom I've noticed that everything is different. I don't watch movies the same way. I don't see media the same way. I think about things I never have before. See, I think that the big, wide world out there is vying for our almost 6 year olds attention. And, honestly, I don't want her to learn from it. I want her to learn the truth. Below are things that I believe and earnestly want her to learn.

God is real. He is with you every moment of every day. He loves you beyond measure. 
He is not just an antiquated fictional character in a dusty book. 

You can do so much more than you think you can. Our minds are often not a reliable source of what we can do. Why? Because we have moods and emotions. Don't let anyone (even yourself) tell you that you can't do something.

We will always be there for you, loving you and supporting you. No matter what you do. No matter what decisions you make. You are our daughter and we love you.

Anything worth having is worth the wait. If you don't believe me, look in the mirror. We waited what felt like forever for you. I would gladly do it again if need be. The same can be said for anything else that is important.

Being quirky and unique is cool. Trying to be a carbon copy of someone else is not. Seriously, there is only one you. Don't waste "you" by trying to mimic someone else. I've read the quote "Be a first rate version of yourself rather than a second rate version of someone else." and I agree with it whole heartedly.

You are approved by God. His is the only approval you need. This is one that I've just recently begun to understand. We can spend so much time trying to seek approval from others. In the end, others will never fill that void inside you.

Treat everyone the way you would want to be treated, not just the ones you want to be nice to. This is a hard one. The world will tell you to be nice to those you like and avoid everyone else. That's not how I want you to love. 

Work hard. If you work hard in life, you will have reason to rest your head well at night. Do all you do to honor God. 

Don't make excuses for your faults. Face them head on and with God's help you can overcome them. This is another one that is easier said than done sometimes. I'm working on it now. 

You don't need someone else to complete you, despite what Disney might make you think. I think this speaks for itself. Obviously, since I'm a Christian, I believe that God is the one who fills the voids in your life not another person. Don't get me wrong, I love my husband so much but I don't think that "he completes me" like Hollywood would portray. 

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