I hope both my children will be confident in the knowledge that I will gladly hold them up and bear any burdens to lift them higher to their goals. I want to foster their independence and right to make choices that are good for them, whether or not they are popular ones. I would not be who I am today without the wisdom and strength of my mom. I also have learned to take care of me first, so I may be the best I can be for my children. Date nights with my husband to maintain a strong and healthy marriage, exercising to stay strong and fit and minitrips to visit family or friends are all things I do to take care of me and that my mom did without apology. She taught me that to take care of yourself is putting your family's needs first because you will be better able to be 100 percent for them.
Briahna Connors; Grand Blanc, Michigan