August 12, 2013
**disclaimer** I want to give my little girl the entire world. The number of things that I wish to teach her, show her, display to her daily is countless. If I listed every goal I had for myself for her we’d be looking at a completely endless post. These are just a few of the most important ones I could choose today. **
~To teach her to hide God’s word in her heart. That she will be able to discern God’s will from her own, to remember His laws, and to be filled with the love and knowledge of Christ.
“But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” 2 Tim 3: 14-17
~I want to instill in her the understanding that right is right and wrong is wrong. With some things, there is no gray area. Even when the world says something is right, even when all of her friends say something is right, it doesn’t make it so. I want to teach her to be strong in her beliefs. To be bold. To be brave. To be able to go against the tide, no matter how hard it is.
~To display and encourage a love for home. To desire to dwell at home, to be with family, and to fully embrace the beauty of serving others.
~ To teach her that true beauty comes from within- not from without. Clothes, makeup, hair, and accessories are so much fun. I enjoy them just as much as the next person. But, I understand that it is all for naught if I haven’t allowed my heart to be soft and changed toward God and others. I want Abigail to know that no matter what size she is, what she looks like, or what she dresses like that her inner beauty is what truly matters.
~ I want to encourage her to use her emotions in the right way. As she is getting bigger I am realizing what a delicate little lady she is. I don’t want to stifle her emotions, ever. But, I also want to encourage her to rightly use her emotions to express herself and for good. Not just to get what she wants.
~ I want to give her the best at home education that I possibly can.
~I want to encourage her to dream big. That through Christ, anything is possible. She can go anywhere, she can do anything, she can be anyone that God calls her to be.
~I want to help her choose the most honorable and good man to be her husband someday. I remember extremely late nights with my own mother, talking over every single conversation I’d just had with my future husband, talking over hopes and dreams and plans, praying for guidance, submitting to my parents wisdom over that relationship. I hope(and plan haha) to be that involved with Abigail some day.
~ I want to teach her that true love actually does wait. Even though it is hard. Really, really hard. Even though not very many people do it anymore. But, to encourage her that it can be done, because we did it. And it is so worth it.
~I hope to teach her the value and blessing of committment. Even when it is challenging. Even when it seems like it would be easier to just quit and give up. Be it marriage, schoolwork, extra curricular activities. When you commit to doing something, you see it to the end.
~ I want her to know every. single. day. just how much I love her. For not a day to pass without a hug, a kiss, or an “I love you”. She is the biggest blessing of my whole entire life and I would never want her to feel or think any less than that.
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