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Tell about your dreams, expectations, and hopes you have for each of your children.

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If you don't have children, tell about what you imagine or would want for your children, or hope that they could become when you do have children.
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From:meadowflower
Date:September 14th, 2005 05:35 am (UTC)
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I want my children to have their own dreams as to what they want to do in life. And they already have some good ideas, which hopefully will lead them down good paths as far as making a living and contributing to society goes. So I hope for them what they hope for themselves. I don't want them to live up to my ideas of them being a doctor when they want to be an artist, for example. I hope and pray daily that my children grow up and stay healthy, happy, wealthy (so they can help themselves as well as others), humble and strong in faith in God.
From:mommyszoo
Date:September 14th, 2005 06:09 am (UTC)
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I have four children and my dreams and hopes for them are to be healthy, happy and do better than I have. I was a high school drop out, married at 17 and pregnant, divorced at 18, now I'm married to my Mr. Right and I have always provided for my children but I don't want them to struggle the way I had to when the oldest two were young. If they are healtly and happy then I feel that I have done a good job as a parent. =D
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From:the_big_l
Date:September 14th, 2005 06:55 am (UTC)
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I want my children to be successful at whatever they try to do. That doesn't mean they can't fail and learn from mistakes along the way though, because I believe part of success is learning what you need to do to get it, not just have it fall in your lap.
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From:onlyonechoice
Date:September 14th, 2005 06:58 am (UTC)
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I don't want children (and am taking steps to make that permanent instead of regulated by birth control). I have my own hopes and dreams that my parents had for me, though.

My parents want me to be strong and independent and happy, and as long as I was working to achieve that, they were happy.

I'm currently working to establish my financial independence as a dog trainer (my dream since childhood), and I will continue to help owners form healthy and, most importantly, lasting relationships with their dogs through establishing proper communication.

I'm hoping to find a man who can love me as I am and admire me as a whole person and not one-half of a pair. I'll gladly share my life and revel in that pairing, but I will not forget who I am and that I am admirable and lovable in my own right.

I hope to be remembered, not by leaving a legacy of children to carry on those hopes, but by touching the lives of friends and strangers alike, and leaving a mark that is just as indelible as the imprints left by family.
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From:meadowflower
Date:September 14th, 2005 07:02 am (UTC)
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"I hope to be remembered, not by leaving a legacy of children to carry on those hopes, but by touching the lives of friends and strangers alike, and leaving a mark that is just as indelible as the imprints left by family."

That's beautiful! I hope you will achieve (and are achieving) that wonderful goal>
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From:onlyonechoice
Date:September 14th, 2005 07:45 am (UTC)
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*smiles* Thank you! This was my first post to I2J, and I look forward to many more :)

And your cat (if that is your cat in the icon) is adorable.
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From:priyabradfield
Date:September 14th, 2005 07:10 am (UTC)
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Hi all! This is my first post to Inspire2journal, I love the idea behind this community!

Well, I want my children to live their life with no regrets. So far, I have been able to do that and it is quite satisfying. Of course, there are things that I wish I had done differently or had happened differently, but nothing so extreme to call a regret in my life.

Another thing I want them to acquire is a sense of adventure. I want them to love to travel, to look at changes in their lives as adventures. I am a creature of habit, so when our family had to move from Los Angeles to South Korea recently, I did not take it very well at all. My 5-year-old daughter, however, took it extremely well. She was excited to go to a new school to meet new friends and wants to learn Korean very badly. I'm so proud of her for that and I hope that she never loses that enthusiasm for adventure.

The other thing that I want for them is a sense of fulfillment and accomplishment. My husband has a job that he loves to go to everyday. And he says that even if we were filthy rich, he would still want to continue at this job. Not many people have that and I want my children to find that niche in their lives that brings them that sense of satifaction and fulfillment everyday, whether it is a hobby or a job. I have yet to find it - other than raising my children, of course!
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