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What I Hope for my Son

February 4, 2015

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I suppose as mothers, we all have desires, dreams, and hopes for our children tucked deep away in our hearts. We’ve perhaps carried these things since the moment we found we were with child.

As I went about my day today, I couldn’t help but think about these desires, dreams, and hopes . . . and I wondered, what do I dream, hope, and desire for my son? As I ran through all the possibilities, I thought . . .

I could hope that he becomes the next Billy Graham. That he would lead hundreds of thousands to his Savior. That would hold so much eternal value. But I don’t think that is my hope for him today . . .

I could hope that he becomes a successful business man. Yes, I’d be proud of him. But I don’t think that is my hope for him today . . .

I could dream that he will discover the cure for cancer. Oh, how many lives he could save! But I don’t think that is my dream for him today . . .

I could hope he becomes a man of character and integrity. Yes, this is a good hope for my son. But I don’t think that is my hope for him today . . .

As dreams, desires, and hopes for my son tumbled around in my head like clothing in a drier, I glanced at those smiling blue eyes I adore . . . and as I looked at my son, I realized what my hope for him is today . . .

My hope for my two-year old son is that someday (soon) he will stop taking off all his clothes every time my back is turned. In my opinion, this is sort of foundational to any other hope or dream.

So today, I dream of the day I will no longer have to turn around and sigh, “Why are you naked again?” Yes, today, I just hope my son learns the value of clothing someday soon.

What do you hope for your children?

Post linked at The Deliberate Mom

  1. Debbie says:

    Love it! Such a simple hope, yet so important! Having a daughter that preferred to be naked until she reached the age of four I can fully relate to what are are hoping for…Now she is fifteen and keeps her clothes on, so there is hope yet for your son.
    Once he has mastered the art of staying dressed I am sure he will go on to do great things with his life…

    #SHINEbloghop.

  2. I love your hope for right now! Although it may seem like a simple one to others coming from a Mom who once had a forever naked child it isn’t as easy as it sounds. I wish you the best of luck as I don’t have any sound advice to give because my daughter just finally out grew it and one day stopped!
    Thank you for sharing this post on the SHINE Blog Hop!

    Wishing you a fabulous weekend!

    Much love,
    Lysa xx
    Welcome to My Circus
    Co-host #SHINEbloghop 2/5

  3. Chris Carter says:

    TOO cute!! My daughter did the SAME thing when she was two… oh it is so frustrating!! I remember her doing it in target one time, while I had my infant son in the stroller. I turned for ONE SECOND and she was naked. I had to literally wrestle her to the ground forEVER trying to get those stinkin’ clothes back on. She screamed and cried and woke up her baby brother.
    I dragged her out and pushed the stroller… as she continued to scream.

    it was a lovely outing, I’d say. LOL

    Ah… memories. 😉

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