*I was just curious how you might answer your daughter/son, if they said this to you…as a young teen. My dd is 13 yrs old…going into 8th grade. She has her entire future mapped out, complete with kids’ names, and where she will be living, and that she plans to be a dentist and buy a home for her dad and me, RIGHT NEXT DOOR to her and her husband. Ah, her husband might want to add his two cents into that, but we’ll wait until we get to that bridge.
Ok…so, last night, she said…"I can’t WAIT to be a wife and mother, mommy. You and daddy make it look SO fun.’’ :eek: We do? :ehh: My husband called from work, and I told him this, and he said…‘ah, yes, it’s been a barrel of laughs with you sharon for 18 yrs.’ I will say that while it’s not always been rosy, we HAVE LAUGHED A LOT along the way…and a great sense of humor and a stronghold faith will get you through just about anything life throws at ya.
That being said…I responded to her…‘honey, that’s great that you are excited to become a wife and mother…but make sure you pick your husband wisely…don’t just get married to get married.’ She said, ‘no, I won’t, but I plan to meet my husband in my junior year of college, and we will be married, shortly after we graduate…together, of course.’ :o "Then, I will go to dental school, and I will then plan to start having babies, after that…and probably stay home for a while…but if I own my own practice, I can take my babies to work with me!’ (I told you she has this all planned out) I said to her that ‘sometimes, life throws you curve balls, and your best laid plans don’t always go as planned. Let God lead you along, don’t be disappointed if things don’t always go as planned…you might get married at 25 or 28…or whatever.’ She answered…‘No, mommy…I’m going to be married no later than 24!’
Oh brother. :shrug:
Ok…so what direction would you take this into? I think it’s adorable on the one hand, but I don’t want her to be in love with the idea of being in love…like many young ladies are…and they marry the wrong guy often times! Some advice would be helpful. Thanks. :)*