I want to be strong. A role model for my children. Compassionate and open to seeing the feelings of others. I want my kids to grow up, and have children of their own, telling them grand tales about the part of their life they spent most with me. I want them to say I was/am a good mother. I want to create, and be creative. I want to be healthy and fit. I want to pass on my love of books to my little one's- the ability to get lost in a story. I want to laugh and play. I want to paint. I want to have time to paint. I want to have something to say. I want to make the world a better place, even if only in small ways with small actions. I want to love myself. I want to be close to my children when they are grown. Mothering doesn't end at 18. I want to spend an entire weekend laying in bed-napping and reading. I want to know the people around me are being cared for- friends, family, children, neighbors.
I want to be free, and happy and strong. Loving, thoughtful, funny... I want to be the best me, I can be.