I'm currently sitting in my daughter, Evelyn's, room, thinking about how my thinking has changed since having my girls.
I look at them and think about how they'll see life someday. How they'll remember the lessons that I teach them with my own life.
I want them to know that they can do anything, not just because I tell them so but because I SHOW them that. Among other things, I want to be an example of continual personal growth, loving others, and having a servant's heart. An example of someone who went for her dreams, instead of simply talking about those dreams. I want them to see the good in others, even when they don't see it themselves. I want them to be confident and believe they are worthy of love.
I read once that the biggest influence in one's life is usually the same sex parent. That's a MAJOR responsibility. And privilege. But having these two precious girls watching and emulating me, makes me want to be better for them. The best version of myself possible. Because they deserve that from me.