I promise to be the teacher I say I am. I promise to laugh louder, scowl less, and wonder more. To dream, to dance, and to sing as loud as I can.
I promise to inspire you, to be a role model whenever it is humanly possible, and to switch out my swear words.
I promise to read, reflect, and ponder. I promise to be strong yet kind, unwavering yet changing, and always always questioning. I promise that I will balance the work, the life, and the love. I promise to be present, right here, now, listening.
I promise to ask questions, not judge, and save up compliments. I promise to not make so many promises that they become another weight to carry. I promise to be me, warts and all, and to accept you, glorious faults and flaws.
I promise to push myself, to reach for new heights and to believe, believe, believe.
But most importantly, I promise to be the mother my daughter should have, the teacher my students deserve, and the wife that my husband makes me want to be. What do you promise?