I can fall into the selfishness of being a parent - focusing on Sam's impact on MY life, for the positive and for the negative. I appreciated the reminder this blog provided, of my JOB - to prepare him for his life.
Of course, I do this in the "little" ways, right? Ensuring there is a meal for him that is fairly healthy, that he is safe when playing outside, that he wears a jacket when its cold. I ensure this by researching schools, daycares, and doctors until my eyes are blurry because I only want him to have "the best."
Sam is my entire life. And I am his mother, I am just the beginning of his life. There are so many days ahead that I can't prepare for, can't protect. But, boy, do I pray, and boy, does that little one know how much he is loved.
I love the prayer that she shares in the post...
“Lord, make him a man among men. A leader among leaders. Make him strong, resilient, brave, loving, and humble. Make him a good man in a storm.”
And this quote:
I am responsible for teaching my son to love others and serve others as best as possible. I am responsible for teaching him to respect those around him. I am responsible for raising a son who will grow into a man who will love a partner and may raise children to carry on our family legacy. I am responsible for laying the foundation. I will hold his past, and with you comes his future.
(I did paraphrase this slightly.)
Thank you, fellow momma, for this reminder of my job! From