Monday, October 08, 2007

A Thought I Had

I want to be a successful mother (...when I am a mother, which is not a clue to anything, fyi). But what is a successful mother? Here are my thoughts.

A successful mother raises successful children.
These children may grow up to be writers, businessmen, or bums.
But what makes them successful are how they live their lives.

I want to raise my daughters to have high morals and values.
I want to raise my sons to treat girls with age-old respect.
My daughters may not be mothers, but I hope they have the love of mothers.
My sons may not be fathers, but I hope they have the wisdom of fathers.

Whether my children grow up with learning disabilities or accelerated learning,
What is important to me is how close to our Father in Heaven they are.
I want to teach my children of their Divine nature.
I want them to know that there is a way to return to our Father, and that the way is achievable.
Most of all, I want them to feel His love and to desire to obey Him.

If I am able to accomplish this alone, I will consider myself successful.
Fern, you are a successful mother. Thank you.

Now, I know you are all thinking that this is my "new mother lament". However, we are not expecting a child anytime soon! (That's just to clarify.)


mom said...

there is no greater gift you could have given me- thank you dear jess, for being the the incredible young woman that you are-- you make it easy.... and make me look good! i love you!

Jo Andersen said...

Jo says you are both lucky to have each other!!!

Renee Jackson said...

You are such a wonderful young lady. I'm so glad that you're a part of my family! I love you Jessie.