We tried so hard to make things better for our kids
that we made them worse. For my grandchildren, I'd like better. I'd really like for them to know about hand me down clothes and homemade ice cream and leftover meat loaf sandwiches.
I really would.I hope you learn humility by being humiliated, and that you learn honesty by being cheated. I hope you learn to make your own bed and mow the lawn and wash the car.And I really hope nobody gives you a brand new car
when you are sixteen.It will be good if at least one time you can see puppies born and your old dog put to sleep.I hope you get a black eye fighting for something you believe in. On rainy days when you have to catch a ride, I hope you don't ask your driver to drop you two blocks away so you won't be seen riding with someone as uncool as your Mom.If you want a sling shot, I hope your Dad show you how to make one instead of buying one. I hope you learn to dig in the dirt and read books.
When you learn to use computers, I hope you also learn to add and subtract . . in your head.
and when you talk back to your mother that you learn what ivory soap tastes like. May you skin your knee climbing a mountain, burn you hand on a stove and stick your tongue on a frozen flagpole.I don't care if you try a beer once, but I hope you don't like it. And if a friend offers you dope or a joint, I hope you realize he is not your friend. I sure hope you make time to sit on a porch with your Grandpa and go fishing with your Uncle. May you feel sorrow at a funeral and joy during the holidays.I hope your mother punishes you when you throw a baseball through your neighbor's window and that she hugs you and kisses you at Christmas time when you give her a plaster mold of your hand.These things I wish for you - tough times and disappointment, hard work and happiness.
Maggi, so touching & so true!.....wonderful words that are a great lesson on life, she is blessed to have such a wonderful Grandma, Grandpa & loving family.....she will thank you one day for your loving guidance....by the way, this is a wonderful capture!....Alan & Ros
Maggi you hit the nail on the head with this. Its is so true and wish Avery child could experience this.
Maggi you have a big heart and those that follow you will have the same.
you have touch Naomi's & mine & we have never met. I see the look on Naomi"s face each time she looks at the kid's photo's.Like this one she had tears in her eys.
The best to you and family as always . Chuck & Naomi
Maggi - Oh so true and perfectly put you have a way with words. Photo is not bad either. I hope all your wishes for her come true. Frame the photo and keep your words on the back and then as the years pass you can check of your wishes one by one.
Gosh. . . there's pure magic in you Maggi . . .and i bet when these beautiful grandkids of yours grow up they'll be passing on that magic to their kids for how could they not? . . you live deep within each of them and it shines through for all to see! God bless you & your beautiful family