Trust 30: Day 17
Decide what you want the future to be and make it happen. Because you can. Write about your future now.
As a mother of a ten year old little boy and a little girl who will make her entrance in less than a month, my future is my children. They are who I work for, improve myself for and invest myself in for. When I stare out into the horizon each sunset, all I see is their future and I aim my compass in this direction. I want their memories of their lives to be based on what I and their father have taught them. From this, they will be able to ground their knowledge of the world around them.
Motherhood is a tremendous responsibility to me. I have been entrusted with this little people to raise and protect. They will become not only a future father and mother to grandchildren, but also national and global citizens. Who will teach them first? I will, as their mother. I am their primary and most important model of what is right. That is to say, I don’t need to be perfect. They will see me falter and I recognize this. But they also need me to be an example of how to handle the failures and defeats that will occur in this life. Likewise, they also will rely on me to be successful.
My future is inevitably tied to my kids’. To have each child has been a struggle, and I cherish each one. Each one is a star in my constellation that sets my night’s dream.
A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without notice his thought, because it is his.
~~Ralph Waldo Emerson
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