"Thank you," I replied. "She really is starting to get fun."
And then she said something that made me stop.
"You can just tell that she is a force. Just a FORCE. But with you and Craig as her parents, I expect nothing less."
A force. May the force be with you. A force to be reckoned with.
- The capacity to do work or cause physical change; energy, strength, or active power
- A person or group capable of influential action
- A capacity for affecting the mind or behavior; efficacy....and one that possesses such capacity
Yes. I want my daughter to be a force. I want her to be a leader, to fight for what is right and to change people's perception of the world. Whether that is on a national stage or just within her local community....I want her to be a force for what is good, right and just. But I want her to do all that with passion, COMpassion, grace and dignity.
I want her to be so much greater than me. Stronger, braver and more confident. I want to raise her in such a way that when she goes to college, it's more like I'm freeing her so that she can go and conquer the world.