Ah the joys of being a parent! Some of us think being a parent is easy others think it’s the most difficult job that you could ever have! My opinion is probably both depending on the child. Having 3 girls means 3 different personalities! My girls were overall healthy when they were born so that was a definite plus. So as they got older my wishes for them changed almost every year. Of course I thought I could change them and make them who I wanted them to be, except there was a problem. They weren’t me and I didn’t have that right to tell them what to be or who to be, I only had control of how I disciplined them for their behavior. Some say it could be the parents who are to blame when kids act out or do something completely out of character, I beg to differ. I raised my girls in a loving home and did the best I could with what I had. Have my kids ever had disciplinary issues? Absolutely! Did I teach them to be that way or do that behavior? Absolutely not! I grew up in a different era so I was taught RESPECT and knew what not to do! Today’s society seems to be a little more lenient. Could I have been a better parent? I sure could have but again I had grow into being a parent. I also have a child with special needs so that probably through me for a loop on how I should handle things as well. So bringing me back to the title which is mama’s wish, I would have to say it would be that my children remember where they came from and that they stay true to themselves. I don’t care whether my kids are doctors, teachers, a waitress or just a stay at home mom. They need to do what’s best for them not me. Do I want them to be successful? Yes, I do but more than that just be them, not to change because of what other people may think. In the end the only thing that matters is being there for them when they mess up or just get it right. Time doesn’t stop when you want it too nor will it so enjoy every single moment even in the shadow of darkness. Love always wins!!