Tuesday, December 17, 2013

{Motherhood Mission Statement}

I was perusing the blog on Disney Baby a few days ago and ran across this article about creating a mission statement for motherhood.

I was instantly drawn to that idea, considering that being a mother is one of the most important and influential tasks I'll do in my entire life. I found myself thinking it would be pointless to blindly and aimlessly travel the paths of motherhood without a sense of direction or purpose. Being a mother is a monumental calling, so it only makes sense that I have a goal to work toward, a North Star, if you will, that guides me in a specific direction.

I will be leading my children in one way or the other, whether intentionally or not. I hope with this mission statement on the forefront of my mind, I'll be leading them in a direction I have consciously sculpted rather than toward a general area of adulthood. I want to mother with a purpose.

My Motherhood Mission Statement:

I want to respond gently and calmly to my children in the face of tantrums, surprises, disobedience, anger, disappointments, and exasperation.
I want to promote independence, self-confidence, and individuality among each child.
I want to exude unconditional love and ready forgiveness to my children, no matter what the offense. I want them to recognize this trait in me toward others outside our family too.
I want to nurture my children, to be available and present with them. I want to be intentional about spending time with them.
Most of all, I want to guide my children to know and experience the love of God, that they may be in relationship with Him.

Quote and picture found on Pinterest

1 comment:

  1. Do you know how much I love this!? And YOU? I do!