Goal: “Raising Happy, Healthy, Confident, Cooperative, Responsible, and Faithful Children”
I don’t have one heart but two, their names are Karla and Aleck. My desire is to help them become happy, well adapted individuals; I actually understand this as the sole purpose why they were entrusted to me in the first place.
Now, this is a goal that makes me choke up. It’s a huge responsibility and I admit it feels overwhelming at times. My constant strive in life is to be a better parent; to meet my kids’ needs, and I can’t help but feel I am always falling short, just like a juggler that keeps letting some balls fall to the floor. Probably most single mothers would identify with this statement.
This is why, although I have always been involved in this goal, and am currently making efforts towards it, I had not directly posted about it. Coming to terms with my expectations of myself as a mother is something I yet have to do.
As my comfort level rises regarding this topic, I will list some of my current activities geared towards this goal:
These consist of a few hours of individualized attention I give each of my two children once every other week; in other words, special one-on-one mama time for my beautiful princess, future famous chef, and my budding scientist. I will occasionally post about these on my blog.
* Special Date: Swan Ride (Aleck’s turn)
* Special Date: Carousel Village (Karla’s turn)
* Special Date: Brunch and Flowers (Karla’s turn)
* Special Date: Friday Night Live (Aleck’s turn)
* Special Date: Providence Place (Karla’s turn)