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I hope, more than anything else, that my children grow up in a household of love. And I hope they appreciate that as the treasure that it is.

I hope I can always be honest with them, and that they'll learn from my mistakes without having to repeat them.

I really hope they don't hurt others just to make themselves look better.

I hope they never let a boyfriend hit them.

I hope they never go unbecomingly crazy on account of some boy. If they do, I hope they find their grace real quickly.

I hope they never lose faith in themselves.

I hope they learn to value honor, and that their word will be respected with good reason.

I hope they won't fear me so much that coming to me with the truth would ever be something they had to think over.

I hope they have a firm handshake.

I hope they never put substances into their bodies that have absolutely no business being there.

And the other ones...well, I hope they'll pick a safe place and the right people to do them with.

I hope they'll learn responsibility and accountability from me and not the hard way.

I hope they never say they hate me.

I hope they can laugh at themselves.

I hope they recognize their own power, and laugh at anyone who says differently.

I hope they never have to watch me die slowly, or harshly.

But when the time comes, I hope at least one of them offers to be with me.

I hope I can show them power even then, and that they realize the best of me comes from their grandmother. I hope I can pass all that on to them.

I hope they do good things in the world.

I hope they're truly happy with their lives, and their parts in our family. I hope they honor our heritage and carry our stories, and that one day their children will carry theirs with pride and fondness.

I hope they follow their hearts and passions, and when it's over, I hope that they're well pleased.

This is my entry for Week 7 of therealljidol. If you enjoyed it, please remember me when the polls go up Friday. I am now in Tribe technophile. Thanks!


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Nov. 4th, 2008 03:58 am (UTC)
Aw. :) Every parent's hopes.

Well done. :)
Nov. 4th, 2008 03:59 am (UTC)
Thanks so much!
Nov. 4th, 2008 04:27 am (UTC)
So well said! Yay for Motherhood! P.
Nov. 4th, 2008 04:35 am (UTC)
Thank you! Yay for caring about the next generation, regardless! I'm a firm believer in It takes a village.
Nov. 4th, 2008 05:14 am (UTC)
What a lovely list of hopes for your children - and so easily achieved in a loving family!
Nov. 4th, 2008 05:31 am (UTC)
Oooh, I hope you're right. Thank you!
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Nov. 4th, 2008 12:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! And I appreciate your vote. :) To vote for me or any of the other fantastic contestants, you simply go to (or join :D) therealljidol on Friday. The deadline for entries is 12 noon EST on Fridays, and the polls usually go up an hour or two after that and stay open until Noon Monday.

The tribes have been realigned. I'm in technophile's tribe, which was the bottom poll. Each tribe has a separate poll, if you want to vote for anyone else. There are a lot of entries. I really appreciate your continuing assertion that I'm the greatest.
Nov. 4th, 2008 12:47 pm (UTC)
I share your hopes :)
Nov. 4th, 2008 12:50 pm (UTC)
I really hope most moms do. :) And I hope I captured the true essence all right.
Nov. 4th, 2008 01:29 pm (UTC)
Beautiful. I hope those things for your girls as well, they are lucky to have you as a mom.
Nov. 4th, 2008 01:35 pm (UTC)
Why thank you so much! I'm honored.
Nov. 4th, 2008 06:41 pm (UTC)
Nicely done. If only my mother had hoped for the same things, things might have turned out differently for me. Your children are lucky to have you.
Nov. 4th, 2008 07:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm sorry your mother couldn't give that to you, but I hope you managed to capture it all yourself.
Nov. 4th, 2008 07:17 pm (UTC)
Brilliant entry!
Nov. 4th, 2008 07:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Nov. 4th, 2008 07:21 pm (UTC)
Beautiful hopes, but remember they shouldn't let a boyfriend OR a girlfriend hit them.
Nov. 4th, 2008 07:25 pm (UTC)
It was more a list of the mistakes I personally had made and hope they won't repeat.
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Nov. 4th, 2008 09:55 pm (UTC)
::nods:: I can definitely relate. Great entry. I was thinking about going along these lines, but I'm glad I didn't - you did it better than I would have been able to. : P
Nov. 5th, 2008 01:34 am (UTC)
Well thank you, I'm honored that you think so! I don't read the entries before I write, so I was kind of worried that someone would beat me to the punch anyway.
Nov. 4th, 2008 10:28 pm (UTC)
I hope your hopes come true! and for me too!

*grin* A great post!
Nov. 5th, 2008 01:35 am (UTC)
I hope it does for all of us! Thank you.
Nov. 5th, 2008 12:31 am (UTC)
Very sweet and well-told.
Nov. 5th, 2008 01:45 am (UTC)
Thank you!
Nov. 5th, 2008 01:46 am (UTC)

I'm not a mother, but if I were I'd copy and hang this somewhere as a reminder of what motherhood is truly about.
Nov. 5th, 2008 01:55 am (UTC)
Wow, thank you so much! That's the best compliment I think I've ever gotten about my writing.
Nov. 6th, 2008 01:19 am (UTC)
Wonderful. I hope, when they're old enough to understand, you share this with them.
Nov. 6th, 2008 01:25 am (UTC)
Thank you! I believe I might, if they're interested in reading.
Nov. 7th, 2008 04:01 am (UTC)
I think most parent's hope their child grows up, to be where they are contributing people in society! I loved this entry... I grew up with hard times and my parent's wished that I would up to be strong and indepdent... Their hopes and dreams are soon to become a dream come true.

I am voting for you, as I loved this entry.
Nov. 7th, 2008 12:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks so very much! And I'm glad to know that sometimes it works. ;) Your parents are lucky. Sometimes I despair of my children ever stopping to listen long enough to learn anything. LOL
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