Things I Want For My Daughter

I posted this over on Mommy Babbles today, but I wanted to post it over here too and link up for Blogtember today since it goes along with the theme.

One of the many many things that worries me about having a child today, is how scary the world can be. I know that every generation thinks that when they grew up things were different compared to now, that is just the way time works. But in today’s society, I feel like we have all taken several steps back in our evolution of peace and tolerance for others. With all the racial related hate and shootings, people fighting against gay marriage and simple human rights, huge terrorist groups killing just to kill. It is a scary place out there!!! I just want me daughter to know that you can always find good in other people and the world.


I want my daughter to love all people.

I want my daughter to feel safe.

I want my daughter to not ever think of herself as fat or less than.

I want my daughter to believe that she can be anything she wants to be with a little faith and hard work.

I want my daughter to see the good in other people, but not be naive.

I want my daughter to believe in love and love fully.

I want my daughter to believe in the spirit of Christmas, the magic of the tooth fairy, and all the other things that we let slip as we get older.

I want my daughter to know good from evil, right from wrong and be able to make the right choice.

I want my daughter to encourage positivity and avoid negativity.

I want my daughter to know that the more your give, the more you get.

I want my daughter to be able to chose forgiveness. Bitterness and jealousy can ruin your life.

I don’t want my daughter to ever settle.

I want my daughter to believe in compassion and practice that belief towards other people and animals.

I want my daughter to know that it is never too late to change your course in life.

I want my daughter to know that I will love and support her through all that she does.

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  • Reply Laura September 20, 2016 at 8:38 am

    Is it crazy that I teared up almost every time I read “My daughter?” You’re going to be such a good mom — I want all these things for that little girl and more!! She’s going to be amazing!

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer September 20, 2016 at 9:40 am

    This is so beautiful, Nadine! It’s sad that those things aren’t just a given in the world, but I know that you and Chris are going to give her such a great life! What a lucky little lady!

  • Reply Jenna September 20, 2016 at 10:04 am

    This is beautiful.

    Stick to your guns on all those things that you want for her. Nobody else is going to make sure that she has them like you will. And WHEN (not if) those days come where you feel like the world is against you, don’t give up. Keep fighting, mamma!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo September 20, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Start covering your daughter in prayers for all your hopes & wishes. It makes a difference 🙂
    You already want to give the world to her, don’t you? Precious

  • Reply Bri @ North Star Girl Lone Star World September 20, 2016 at 10:40 am

    This is beautiful. When I woke up this morning I was thinking about this exact topic. I was trying to think about things to blog this week & even though I don’t have kids yet, I was thinking about reasons I’m scared to bring a child into this current world & what I’d want for them. (I didn’t write it) But you said exactly what I would have.

  • Reply carly September 20, 2016 at 10:48 am

    “I feel like we have all taken several steps back in our evolution of peace and tolerance for others” << this. and it makes me so sad. I love everything you wrote for your daughter and all of your wishes for her!

  • Reply Sierra September 20, 2016 at 11:00 am

    This is so beautiful. Your daughter is already so lucky to have you as a momma. This world is a scary place but with you by her side to help instill these things her in she is going to be amazing <3 Beautifully Candid

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph September 20, 2016 at 11:20 am

    Great wishes for your little girl!

  • Reply Audrey September 20, 2016 at 11:24 am

    This is so perfect 🙂 With a mom like you I’m sure your daughter will come to know all these things- plus more! Wonderful post, Nadine!

  • Reply StephTheBookworm September 20, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    Very sweet! Lots of good things for her. It’s funny because we tend to want more for our kids than we want for ourselves. I always worry about Caleb dealing with bullies, not doing well in school, etc. All we can do as parents is provide tools for our kids and hope they use them!

  • Reply Mattie @ Northwest Native September 20, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Love love love! <333 I totally agree, everyone is scared to bring a child into the world they live in, but I think it's probably worse than it's ever been now. I worry about my future children, for sure.

  • Reply Lauren @ Oh Hey! I Like That! September 20, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    Woman! Stop making me cry at work lol! But seriously, this is BEAUTIFUL!!!

  • Reply Tracy September 20, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    So beautiful, Nadine. I don’t even know if I want kids but I still often think about all the things I would want them to know, and so many of these are things I’ve thought about as well. You have such a loving heart – you’re going to make the best mom to that little girl!

  • Reply alyssa September 20, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    You are going to be such a great mom. (As if there was ever any doubt!) Your hopes for your daughter are beautiful, and I hope them for her and all the world too.

  • Reply Heather McGhee September 20, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    This was such a good idea for the prompt! I love it!

  • Reply Amy @ The Crazy Wise Woman September 20, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    You are gonna be a great Mom! Get ready girl for the ride of your life!

  • Reply Kaitlyn September 20, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    Awe, this is so amazing! I have the same thoughts and fears when it comes to bringing a child into this world. I worry, will our children ever know a world of peace and love? It’s sad to see our generation taking steps back. I recall a conversation I had with my mom when I told her my fears of bringing a life into this world, with all that’s going on. As scary as it is, it’s our responsibility to teach them how to love, not how to hate. If this generation can focus more on teaching the next about love, equality, and opportunity, maybe we’ll start taking steps in a more positive direction. I think you’re on the right track! She’ll be so loved and well informed.

  • Reply texerinsydney September 20, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    Nadine! Frame this! Look at it often. Share it with her often. This is just too perfect.

  • Reply Robin September 20, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    I used to be anti-gay marriage, but I fell in love with my husband, who is 14 years older than me. When I thought things such as “I am a legal adult, I can date whoever I want”, I realized that there is no reason why a consenting adult can’t be involved with a person of the same gender.

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine September 20, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    Oh Nadine….tears streaming down my cheeks!! This is an extra special example of why I love you and why I know you are going to be the BEST mom!! What you want for your sweet girl is nothing short of beautiful and a true testament to the loving way you were raised as well And the beautiful woman you are inside and out!!

  • Reply Caitlin @ Candyfloss & Persie September 21, 2016 at 4:44 am

    If half of those things resonate with her, she will be all the better for it. Amazing.

  • Reply ellesees.net September 21, 2016 at 6:58 am

    Such a beautiful list–I hope you read this to her one day. Or print it out and put it in her nursery or her baby book! Very sweet.

  • Reply Cara September 21, 2016 at 8:16 am

    This is so beautiful! It can be a scary thing realizing that our little ones have to grow up in a world with so much hatred, but at the end of the day as long as we teach them to love, they’ll always keep that with them and hopefully influence others around them to do the same.

  • Reply mandie September 21, 2016 at 10:09 am

    This is wonderful & all things that I want for my stepdaughters (18 & 15). It’s so scary hearing about the things that not only happen out in the world but in our very communities, in our schools.

    I think that your list is frameworthy. It should hang on her wall in her bedroom as a reminder, I did something like that for my stepdaughters as well.

  • Reply Jess September 21, 2016 at 10:35 am

    It is a very scary place out there! Although, I try to keep it in perspective that as scary as it seems, things probably used to seem even scarier. I read a post on reddit recently describing how the Civil Rights movement was much more violent than times now. I think your list is all such positive things, and I 100% agree with them. I want the same things for my baby girl :).

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says September 21, 2016 at 10:53 am

    If this is what you want, then this is what she shall have. Since you know how you want to raise her, and what you’d like her to believe in and all that, you will pick your words and actions to guide her in that direction.

    I echo the others–this is a lovely post.

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista September 21, 2016 at 11:02 am

    Such a beautiful post! Can I just co-sign all of these? I don’t understand why we live in a world where people have become so intolerant of each other, and how gross it is that there are terrorist groups just killing to kill. I was raised to view all people as people and to love and respect everyone. I will definitely be passing that along to my little girl as well <3

  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston September 21, 2016 at 11:31 am

    This is perfect!! The world is a very scary place, but knowing that you child will see the world through new eyes and not be tainted by it is a beautiful thing!

  • Reply kristen September 21, 2016 at 11:40 am

    awww well i read the other one first (the way i have them sorted on bloglovin lol) but just insert my comment from that one on here 🙂

  • Reply Dani September 21, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    So touching and well-written! I love how it touches on so many different aspects too, positive body image, hard work, believing in the “magic” of childhood but not being naive- so many great points! The world IS a scary place, especially today, but sounds like she’s gonna have a great mom to help protect her!

  • Reply Jessica @ Pleas(e) & Carrots September 21, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    Love this!! I know I’m going to want to let my kid be a kid! I hate when they’re forced to grow up too fast! The township bulletin just came in the mail the other day and it said trick or treating was for age 12 and under and I was so ticked off! So you’d rather the middle schoolers and high schoolers go off and egg houses or something instead of getting candy? Cmon man! Haha sorry for the rant!

  • Reply Ashley September 22, 2016 at 7:48 am

    I couldn’t agree more with this. So many scary things happening around the world right now 🙁

  • Reply Emelia September 22, 2016 at 11:40 am

    This brought a tear to my eye. You’re going to give her the best life because you and Chris are her parents. She’s already so loved! One of my favorite things about Ethan is his innocence even as he gets older. He’s always seeing the good and believing in all things like “the magic of Christmas”. Having a child is the best!

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