3dogmom has given us this prompt, for this week's Friday Five:
I’ve just returned from an extended road trip, a portion of which
included travel through ancestral homelands. While I was gone our son’s
first child, Hunter, was born, making me mindful of the gift that our
roots can offer to us as we venture through life. That juxtaposition
inspires today’s Friday Five.
At a baby shower honoring Hunter guests filled out a card full of
hopes and wishes for his life. Thinking about whatever new life may be
touching yours (the birth of a child, a marriage, a new call…), choose
five wishes from the following and do the same. (For instance, I wrote
for Hunter, “I hope you laugh at your grandfather’s jokes.)
I hope you: learn, grow, remember, laugh, get, follow, aren’t afraid, love, respect, try to, never forget, become, experience.
Bonus: what hopes did someone in your life offer to you that have stayed with and inspired you?
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My wishes and hopes are for Thing One and Thing Two (the 2012 vintage granddaughters) -- but how do I keep it down to five? All right, here goes.
I hope you learn and go on learning as long as you live.
I hope you laugh whenever you can (and only cry when you must).
I hope you respect yourselves, and each other (and if there's any left over for Grandma that would be all right too).
I hope you never forget that you are tremendously loved, and tremendously loveable (because your RevGalBlogAunties can tell you, those are SUPERPOWERS).
I hope you aren't afraid of the world or the people in it.
There. That's about it!
And I love you very much.