My wishes for my son are many. In fact….
My wish for you is that this life becomes all that you want it to. Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small, you never need to carry more than you can hold. And while you’re out there getting where you’re getting to, I hope you know somebody loves you – and wants the same things to. Yeah this, is my wish.
~ Rascall Flatts
I miss country music in Dubai, and I miss my little sister serenading me endlessly with this song on long road trips. Get back in my life you poetic genius!
I’m fairly certain that if I put another 30 seconds of thought into it, I could find a more poignant song about what I hope for my sweet son… but this one…. All the feels. And in a lot of ways it speaks to some basic premises. Ever since I found out that we were expecting, I began expecting great things of and for my tiny two-celled tot. This is a short list that I think encompasses a number of other things….So here we go.
Wishes for my Son
My hope for you, little boy, is that you:
- Become a saint
- Always learn and grow
- Don’t play small
- Remain generous and kind, but strong. Use your manly strength wisely
- Are always grateful
But hopes, dreams and wishes for my son are not enough.
As parents, we have a huge role to play in helping him to achieve and become these things by the example we set and the exposure he gets. So, for the next 5 weeks – I’m going to lay out a basic game plan (that I’m sure will morph and reset over the years) which we are using as a roadmap to help him get there. One day he will have dreams, wishes and goals of his own (read about another way we foster those here)– hopefully these will factor in. But as far as character goes, I think if we can help him move toward these, he will be in good shape.
Stud Muff and I have a “big picture” date every Saturday morning where we grab breakfast, sit in a café for ~3 hours and talk about important things in life (child rearing, faith, relationships we want to develop, us, career, other goals….etc) – these are some of the things we strategize about… hopefully some of our musings will be helpful to you in raising Cutting Edge Kids! Check back next Wednesday to read about strategies we’re using to raise holy kids.
Feel free to keep singing that song in your head, and out loud, alllll day. You know I will 🙂 Solidarity.