Things I Want My Son to Be

All Boy Life welcomes our newest contributor, Kelly Strohm. Kelly is a mother to 3 boys and, counting her husband and the dog, she is outnumbered 5 to 1! Kelly is daughter-in-law to Mark Strohm and Sister-in-law to Julie Taylor.

Things I want my sons to “be”…

I’m the mommy of 3 wonderful little boys. One is 6, 4, and 3 months old. As I sit and rock my baby and watch my older boys run around the back yard, I can’t help but think about the kinds of things I want them to “be” when they grow up. My oldest says he wants to be an engineer or an architect (and he’s got the LEGO skills to back up that plan for sure)! My 4 year old wants to be a police officer (lord help his momma…one more thing to worry about)! And the 3-month-old just wants to BE held. And I am ok with that! But besides career aspirations, there are so many other things I’m trying to teach my boys to be. My goal is to devote quality time teaching my boys to become the men that God wants them to be. And I pray daily that the Lord will use me to help mold and shape them the way He sees fit. What I’m learning is that God so often uses these lessons to mold and shape me as well! So here some of the things I pray my boys will be: Continue reading