November 14, 2013
Today’s Vision Is Tomorrow’s Greatness
Today is an extremely exciting day for my family. If you’ve been following the news within our community lately, chances are you’ve heard something about my daughter’s pregnancy. And, I […]
Today is an extremely exciting day for my family. If you’ve been following the news within our community lately, chances are you’ve heard something about my daughter’s pregnancy. And, I am so pleased to share with you that on the beautiful fall morning of Nov. 13 my daugher Arika gave birth to her first child — a healthy baby boy!
The emotions this stirs within me, thinking about this amazing new life, can be so overwhelming. This is especially true for first-time parents, like my Arika and Zac, who I know feel such a combination of excitement, hope and fear.
But, whether you’re expecting your first or an experienced parent of five, that feeling never changes — and now as a five-time grandmother, I can honestly say I’m just as emotional as I was the very first time, too!
These new beginnings and all the promise they hold, stirs a desire to give our kids every advantage, because we always want the best for them. You want them to grow up with more opportunities than we did and to achieve success for themselves.
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When I was a kid, I couldn’t wait to be a mother. I wanted to be a good mother, offer them all the things that were missing in my childhood. And today I’m so honored and blessed to watch my daughter enter parenthood… something she has always dreamed of, as well.
You see, I had this vision of parenthood and it’s one I held from the very first time I gave birth. I knew the type of mom I wanted to be and the values I wanted to teach my children. Likewise, Arika has a vision for her son as he begins his journey in this world.
Do you have a vision for the children in your life? What does your vision for these children look like? The Book of Proverbs says, “For a man without vision, shall perish.” This tells me that having a vision is pretty important!
And this Bible verse applies in every aspect of your life, so it sure as heck would apply to parenting. If you found out you were going to have a child, would you want to be the type of parent who just “wings it” and hopes for the best? Or, do you want to be the type of parent who continues to actively grow and try to make a better life for your kids?
Your vision is also reflected and becomes very apparent through your financial decisions, too. You might not even be a parent yet, but if you bury yourself deeper and deeper in debt and don’t save a dime, what kind of vision for the future is that?
As my family welcomes this amazingly beautiful new soul, and we all envision such a wondrous future for him, we’re going to take this time to just give ourselves over to joy. And, I encourage you to join us today and consider your vision for the future for both you and your children! This is your chance to leave a powerful footprint in which the next generation can follow and where you can make your mark on the future.
And, you can also share your vision with me and hopes for the future. While you’re at it, don’t forget to “Like” and “Share” our message today and let your entire social network see your vision! I’m sure I’ll be talking more about my new grandson this weekend, so stay tuned and I’ll see you Sunday night on The Dani Johnson Show.
In great faith,
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