September 27, 2011

My Wishes for Kyla

I read this blog and it made me think about what I want to teach Kyla as she grows into a young woman and what I hope she'll remember from us as she eventually moves out on her own and has her own family.  So I created this list for her and I hope she'll always take these things with her.

To my beautiful Kyla,

~Always know how much your Daddy and I love you.  We prayed and prayed for you and the day you were born was the happiest day of our lives.  We will love you and be there for you every single day, no matter what!

~Always be yourself and don't worry about what others think.

~Always treat others with respect.  

~Give back to others.

~Be open minded and non judgmental.  Everyone has their own story and one is not better than the others.

~Thank God every day.

~Work hard and never give up.

~Follow your dreams and never settle for less.

~Remember the sign hanging in our kitchen.  "Do one thing every day that makes you happy."  


~Surround yourself with good people who treat you with respect.

~Know that it's ok to make mistakes.  That is how you will learn and grow and become a better person.

~Don't be afraid to apologize.

~Always listen to your heart.

~Don't be afraid to call your Mom and Dad for help or advice or just for someone to talk to.
~Find a husband with the same loving qualities as your Daddy.  

~Cherish every day.  You never know what tomorrow will bring.

~No matter what your Daddy tells you, we NEVER root for the Bears!

Creating this list made me realize that it is so easy to take things for granted.  It made me realize that I need to remember these things myself so I can be a role model for Kyla.   It made me realize what's really important in life.


  1. Love the advice of NEVER rooting for the Bears. Sorry Tyler!

  2. Awww,great post! Maybe instead of writing my own advice for my girls I'll just link to your blog and say "ditto" :-)


  3. Amy, this is so sweet! Had to laugh at the last one though! :)

  4. Love this! I need to do this

    Sweet N Sassy Girls

  5. really great list..just found your blog, its great!!

  6. Very cute! That's a good list, minus Da Bears!! I'm following you through the Give a Hoot Blog Hop. I hope you'll stop by my page sometime. Emily @ Love{&}Bugs

  7. Lovely ... you should print that out and keep it for her when she gets older. Stopping in to follow from the hop - hope you can visit soon and return the favor.