I will teach my baby to love your baby.
To not judge people for what they look like, the color of their skin, their physical abilities, or what job they have.
To treat people based off how they act, what values they hold dear, and kindness they show.
I will raise her to treat the custodian the same way she treats the CEO.
I will raise her to stand up for what she believes in–even if it’s not popular.
I will teach her to be quick with compassion and slow with judgement.
I will raise her to lead with empathy. To listen and ask questions to connect with people that are different than her.
I will teach her to be proud of who she is and all that she can do.
I will raise her to be proud of the role her Daddy plays in keeping people safe.
I will raise her to be a cheerleader and advocate for others.
I will teach her that right is right even if no one is looking.
I will teach her the importance of personal responsibility.
I will teach her to imagine walking a mile in someone’s shoes before making a judgement.
I will teach her to have a servant’s heart.
I will teach her to take care of the planet in whatever small way she can.
I will teach her not to shout people down when they have an opinion that differs from hers.
I will teach her to stand firm in her values but have a curious mindset.
But more than anything, I will teach her love.