Last night Sherri and I were talking about what we want for our girls as they become adults.
This morning I’ve spent some time praying, thinking and journaling.
A few lines from my journal (heart):
“Last night Sherri and I talked about our girls. We want them to be significant, great in this world. We realize that our home and example will set them up for this. I realize that I am not intentionally teaching my children many things I want for them.
A couple of questions bear asking: 1) What do I want them to know? 2) How will I teach them?
I want them to be strong, courageous, generous, helpful, perseverant, respectful, initiative takers, and lovers of God.
I want them to be thoughtful and articulate. I want them to know what they want and to pursue it with all their hearts.
I want them to enjoy their life and family.
I want them to know how to handle their money (earn it, give it, save it, spend it).
I want them to cheer for the underdog and lead winning teams.
I want them to seek the truth and speak their convictions graciously and boldly.
I want them to be humble and wise.
I want them to fear and enjoy God.”
Recently I had a conversation with a friend about “growing up.” Being a father is a huge responsibility that requires mature reflection and wisdom regarding timing, and parental interactions.
I want to be a father who is intentional about teaching my children, modeling healthy living, and enjoying every possible moment with them.
God, I’m going to need a lot of help. Thanks.