I think all the parents out there can relate to the feeling of wanting their kids to be happy, good people. I know, at least for me, that my daughter’s (and all my future kids’) happiness is the thing I desire above almost everything else. I would do anything for my sweet girl, and I wish for SO many things to teach her and to make her happy. But… for the sake of being concise for my readers, I’ll keep my list down to just five. 😜
1. Getting Married in the Temple
I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon), and one of the best goals you can have as a Mormon is to marry a righteous person in the temple. We believe families exist beyond death and being sealed to your spouse in the temple creates for an eternal family. My husband and I got married in the St. Louis, Missouri temple, and we believe that we will be together forever with our sweet children. I wish this for Gwen and my future kids- I wish for them the happiness that Aaron and I have for being sealed in the temple, and I wish for them to one day have their own, strong testimonies of the Gospel.
2. To Have Their Own Families
Getting married to Aaron and starting our own family was the best thing that could have EVER happened to me! We’re still small, but we’re growing, and I wouldn’t change it for the world! I want my kids to find that same love in their future spouses and children… And then I’ll be a grandma!! But I am PERFECTLY fine with becoming a grandma much MUCH later than right now… Haha!
3. To Follow Their Dreams
If you can tell by all of these pictures, I LOVE performing. It has always been my dream to be on Broadway!! Maybe someday I will be, but my dream has shifted to being a good wife and mother. BUT… I am still a featured singer/dancer in five shows a week in “The Hughes Music Show” (Our family’s show)! I don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t be on stage. I want my children to feel like they can pursue their dreams and to know that Aaron and I will be supportive of them. But I ALSO want them to know that family should always come first- especially when they start their own families someday.
4. To be Grateful…
I think it is always important to remember the blessings we have in life. It helps us to be humble and more optimistic, and I’m sure it’ll help my kids. I talk a lot more about this particular topic in one of my past posts: Remember the Good.
I want my children to go about their lives feeling like they have friends and comrades. It’s HARD when you feel lonely. Not only do I wish my children to have friends, but I wish for them to BE friends… To love and respect all those around them. Hopefully, I can be a sufficient teacher in these matters.
That is my list (a VERY SHORT version- haha). What type of people do you hope your children will become one day?
Thanks for reading!