As some of you know, our oldest daughter has decided to move on campus at ASU. She won't be at the main campus, but out at their east valley campus in a house she will rent with a friend she has known since Junior High. It's time for Danielle to live on her own. She is 25 and she needs her own place. Even though it is going to be hard for all us to see her go, we know she won't be far, and we will see her often. The only bad part about the move is that we have to keep her dog. Don't get me wrong, we love the dog, and we like having a dog in the house. It's just gonna take some getting use to. Having to take care of the dog. Since we got the dog it's been Danielle's responsibility. That all shifts as soon as she moves. I am rambling again.
I've been thinking about a few of the things that we have told our kids over the years. Sure, we could go on forever about all of them. I thought we would share just 10 of them with you.....
1). When you leave home and move in with a roommate or a spouse remember you will have arguments and disagreements. No one can be on their best behavior 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
2). The people in your life, at times, may let you down, but your Heavenly Father will NEVER let you down. He is always there for you.
3). Always tell the truth no matter how hard it is. Because once you tell that first lie you will find you will have to tell several others just to keep up the first lie. Plus as you keep telling lies it will be a lot harder to remember each one as time goes by. So save yourself the frustration by telling the truth in the beginning.
4.). If you get it out, put it away when you are finished with it.
5). Pick up after yourself. If you change your clothes in the bathroom pick up the old clothes. If you open something with a lot of packaging throw the packaging away.
6). Don't give up what you want most, for what you want at the moment.
7). Kevin tells our kids this....Remember who you are, but more important remember who I am.
8). Drink more water. For every glass of soda you have to drink 3 glasses of water.
9). Never say never because as soon as you say you will never do something, it will happen.
10). We are family forever, for always, no matter what. You better learn to like your brothers and sisters because you are going to be with them forever.
Quote: It's not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours.