Your Children Will Choose A Mate Just Like You. Does That Make You Happy or Sad?

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Me and my handsome sons!

Can I be honest? I will be both happy and sad if my sons picked someone like me. Why?

I feel I have been a great mom for my sons, but not necessarily the best model for a mate. I love my sons by making sure they have every resource they need to be successful and happy. I often ask, “What do you need from me to help you?”, when they talk about goals. I emphasize the importance of integrity, faith, and responsibility.

I realize they watch my husband and I as we engage with each other. I totally understand that children model what they see. Paul and I have modeled a loving, respectful relationship for Aaron and Bryant. But that’s not where my sadness lies.

I can be a hard task master. I am very cognizant of my Type A personality and it’s effects on my family. I am aware that in my quest to make sure “everything is just right,” I haven’t always enjoyed my family or slowed down to spend time with them.

My focus has been to raise godly men and mates, but I haven’t always modeled godly mate-worthy behavior myself: compromise, forgiveness, grace and mercy- all things I am still working on improving in my life.

My prayer for my sons is they find good, god fearing women to settle down with and have a family. I pray their wives are loving, nurturing, hard working and supportive of their dreams. But most of all, I pray their wives are their soft place, their place of forgiveness and compromise, that they can find that balance that seems illusive to me at times……

Peace and Blessings,

KP

KP Writes

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