I keep hearing someone’s comment to me play over and over again in my head, “One day when your daughter grows up you two will be best friends.”  

I know that this person meant well.  Her intentions were from her heart I’m sure, but this comment did not sit well with me.

I love my daughter more than I could ever say, but I am called by God to be her Mom, NOT her friend.  

I DO NOT want her considering me as her best friend.  One day when I go to heaven (when I’m around 90 years old or 100 – unless Jesus comes first), I don’t want her to lose her Mom and her best friend.  How cruel would that be?  

I pray we will always be close, but best friends?  Uh, NO.  

I just don’t get that.

Here is my goal:

Proverbs 31:28-31
Her children arise and call her blessed;
   her husband also, and he praises her:  
“Many women do noble things,
   but you surpass them all.”
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
   but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
 Honor her for all that her hands have done,
   and let her works bring her praise at the city gate. 
Here is our mandate from the Lord:
Proverbs 22:6

Train up a child in the way he should go,
      And when he is old he will not depart from it.

Ephesians 6:4
Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. 

Ok, I feel better since I put that out there.  I love our little Princess so much, but I want her to have healthy friendships with others and have love and respect for us as her parents.

I’m sorry if I have offended anyone.  Maybe you see the other side of this coin and I don’t.

What do you think about this topic?