I have three girls.
One is eleven, still very much a child, yet beginning to grow up.
One is sixteen, a teenager in every way.
One is twenty two, an adult to all but her parents.
Often I wonder what will life bring them?
Three beautiful girls growing up in a modern world.
I was a nurse. I have been a stay at home mother all their lives.
Did my choices limit their ambitions?
Would I have been a better role model if I had worked full or part time?
Will they find happiness in love?
Will they marry?
So many questions.
Yet I do not overly worry about their future.
I hope I have taught them well using some of the advice I received.
Such as this nugget of gold from my mom.
“Never run after a man or a bus, there’s always another one coming”.
Or this piece of sage advice from my Dad,
Never put yourself in the wrong regardless of provocation.
From myself I hope they have learned to love themselves.
To know that when they find a man he should be their soulmate, and equal.
To understand that the beginning of a relationship is as good as it gets,
so if it’s not great…. move on.
To believe in themselves and to dream. Everything is possible.
To never sell themselves short.
And to always know we couldn’t be more proud of them.