As a parent we always want what’s best for our kids and for them to have an even better life than we had.
What I Wish For Lincoln:
A lifetime of health, happiness and wellness. Our job as parents is to teach him how to eat well and take care of himself so he can live a long and healthy life. I want to give him the tools to do so for as long as I can so he can continue to take care of himself when he is older and teach these things to his own family one day.
That he marries or is with someone who makes his life complete and makes him a better version of himself. This is super important. I want him to find someone who is his best friend and will always be there for him like I have found in his Dad. I want us to be an example of what love really looks like and know that he deserves this and nothing less.
That he finds whatever career makes him happy and does that for the rest of his life. I don’t care if he doesn’t figure what he wants to do at 18 years old. There is plenty of time to figure out what career path he wants to take. As long as he finds it and can support himself/his family.
That he can confide in us as a friend but respects us enough as parents. This one can be tricky but I want to build a relationship with him where he knows that he can talk to us about things that are going on in his life. Rol and I are pretty open people. I don’t want him to feel like he can’t tell us something because he is afraid or embarrassed. Love and support are what’s important.
That he respects his elders and is KIND. Period. End of story. Just be kind.
That he works hard and never quits or gives up. Rol is a VERY hard worker. He works hard for this family so we can live a great life. He doesn’t quit until the job is done or something is figured out. If nothing else, Linc will learn to work hard and to never give up because I know Rol will teach him.
That he makes good choices always. Our job is to teach him right from wrong. I hope that he always makes the right choice even if it is the harder thing to do sometimes.
Our kids look up to us, especially when they are little. They are watching and listening even when we think they aren’t. Being a good example for my kids is very important to me, just as my parents were and still are to me.