ARE YOU SETTING A GOOD EXAMPLE?
I was on Facebook and found this quote on a new friend's wall. I quickly posted it to mine. In my status I was quick to say that I would be PROUD to have my daughter marry a man like her father. I would tell anyone that. Terry has been the best father to Courtney. We weren't able to salvage our marriage, but we love each other just the same. Our daughter represents the best of both of us. Not being funny, but even if she wasn't my child I would like and admire her.
I have to pose this question: Would you want your child to emulate the man or woman you are?
I was and have been fortunate enough to have a GOD-fearing mother who set the standard high. Although she was divorced when I was young she always gave my father the utmost respect and would not let anyone say something disparaging about him to me. That's why I went out of my way to make things as amenable as possible when I went through mine.
I could go on about what my mother did. She was the one who called my Dad to remind him to call for my birthday. One year he called on his own. I was so shocked I immediate called my mother to verify that she didn't prompt him. lol
I haven't always been the mother I'd like my daughter to emulate. She is her own person and has always been, but I did pass on to her my love for GOD. I truly don't know any other way to succeed in this life. I count being her mother a blessing.
So my question is:
Would you want your child to emulate you?
Would you want anyone to emulate the man or woman you are?