To say motherhood is hard is an understatement. Parenting is definitely one of those jobs that is all about on-the-job training. All of our children are unique and one thing that works for one may not work for the other. My daughters, even my identical twin daughters, are so different. We all try our best to celebrate those differences and find ways to connect with them all uniquely. Yet, no matter how different they are, as girl moms there are five things every mom wants her daughter to know.
#1 Every Mom Wants Her Daughter To Love God And Love People
As a mom, almost everything we do is because of love. Whether that is running around town acting like a taxi service, waking up at 5 am so you can have quiet time with God, or serving in your kids’ ministry at church. We do it all because we love God and we love people.
We want this for our daughters. We want to them to love God and people is such a way that it shows in everything they do.
#2 Every Mom Wants Her Daughter To Embrace Who She Is
We live in a world that constantly wants us to compare ourselves to everyone else. Then once we do, we need to find ways to be more like those other people. We are not pretty enough, skinny enough, smart enough, and the list can go on and on. Yet, this is so far from the truth.
Our daughters need to know that they are enough. God created them uniquely wonderful. They were not created to be just like anyone else. She can only be who God created her to be and that is a wonderful thing.
#3 Every Mom Wants Her Daughter To Know She Is Worth Waiting For
We live in a culture that exposes our children to way too much way too fast and wants them to treat their bodies like objects. Then when you throw peer pressure into the mix with the ‘everyone is doing it’ mentality it is hard to protect them, and help them to maintain their innocence. Yet, our daughters need to know that their bodies are not objects and their innocence and virtue is worth holding on to.
This is definitely something that is not easy and something that I pray about often. Yet trusting God and helping our daughters to learn to trust God as well will help them to know that her innocence and virtue is worth holding onto.
#4 Every Mom Wants Her Daughter To Know Perfection Is Not Attainable
No matter how hard we try or strive to be, we are not perfect and neither are our children. We all fall short. Making sure our daughters understand that they are not perfect and will fail at times is so important. They should not strive for perfection, but to be who God created them to be and to do their best, a pursuit of excellence.
In life it is not about achieving perfection, but about persistence, perseverance, and doing your very best.
#5 Every Mom Wants Her Daughter To Never Stop Learning
There will always be areas in our lives that we can grow in, get better at, and learn more about. We never reach a point in our lives where we know everything and neither will our daughters.
Our daughters need to know that throughout life they should never stop striving to learn more and grow more.
As moms, we want nothing but the best for our daughters. Raising strong, independent, God-fearing young women in today’s society may not be easy, but we can do it. With these five things we all want our daughters to know we are well on our way.
I’d love to know what is one other thing every mom wants her daughter to know in the comments!