Instill in my children (and in myself) the importance of this quote:
"Be who you are and you will set the world on fire." St. Catherine of Siena
I pilfered this from a dear friend's blog (Happy Catholic). It will be my reminder that we are a gift from God to each other and to ourselves. We all have special gifts, purposes, and destinies -- all of which given to us whether we like them or not. All of which are given to us for a reason -- His reason. It will also be my reminder to live this for Thomas and Samantha.
I want my kids to know that they are perfect just as they are. I don't want them wearing someone else's shoes, so to speak. As they grow I'll get to pick their shoes, but there will come a day that I can no longer do that. Hopefully, Tom and I will have instilled the importance of being true to themselves and they will be able to choose wisely.