Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about what kind of a role model I am for my girls.
What I want them to see from me…and what kind of an example I am setting for them.
Grace, especially, is old enough that she watches what I do, values what I value, and currently is my little shadow. I love her so much and want her to always be as wonderful as she is right now…without her becoming tainted by my inadequacies.
And so reflecting on the mother and women I ought to be is something I find myself doing more and more often. In fact, sometimes I think about it so much that I start to feel overwhelmed by everything I feel like I am failing at.
But then this weekend I was reminded of a quote that has been a favorite of mine for a long time now and it made me feel a lot better.
I just need to keep my list simple and continue to work on becoming more kind, tender, and good. I am far from pure and refined…but I am working on it. (And hopefully Grace will see that those are the values that are important to me.)
The world does have enough women who are rude, greedy, and vain. My girls will learn that soon enough. What they need from me now is to be filled with love and tenderness so they can grow up to be the women that I know they can be. (And that the world needs.)
Have a wonderful Tuesday.