What Do You Want Your Children To Remember About You?

It's a fact. Your children will quote you someday. They'll remember, "Mom always said this." Or, "This was really important to my mom." "She was always on me about this."

When I realized how true this is, I decided that I would try to intentionally choose what they would remember me saying. And, make it as Biblical and important as I could. Have I succeeded? Probably not as well as I would have liked, but only time will tell. It certainly helped me to think about what I was telling my children over and over, and what was really important.

Here are truths I tried to say over and over:

  • A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches. Proverbs 22:1
  • Be careful when you start on a path or open a door... it's hard to get off the path, once you're on it, or close the door, once you've opened it.
  • Choose wise companions. Proverbs 13:20
  • Friends come and go, but you'll have your family--your brother or sister--for a lifetime. Make your brother or sister your best friend.

Proverbs 13:20: "He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed."