Just Like You

A few days ago my youngest looked at me and said, “Mama, I want to be just like you.” Although I thought this was quite sweet, I replied with, “Thanks sweetie, but I want you to be you. Not anyone else but yourself.”

Sure, I wouldn’t mind if either of my girls ended up loving food or reading like I do, but ultimately I want them to do things that speak to them. To carve out their own path in life. Make their own mistakes. Accomplish things that I would never have dreamed of doing. To be the best person they can be.

I mean, that’s what all parents hope for, right?

Photo by Marcus Hoapili

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