I am going to submit a parent wish for my son in his yearbook. It can be about the size of a business card, 26-30 characters x 5 lines, depending on the font I choose.
So, my first thought is...I am blank. How do you sum up for your child how proud you are of them in such a short ditty?
I want it to be meaningful. So, I was thinking of chosing a good quote. But now I find I can't decide between a "mushier" type of quote, or some "advice for life" type of quote.
Here are a few I liked in a very looooong search today, if you have one, feel free to suggest it. I need ideas by Monday at the latest...
1. "We know what we are, but we know not what we may be." Shakespeare
2. When I do good, I feel good, when I do bad, I feel bad, that is my religion." Abe Lincoln
3. "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." Ghandi (I am leaning toward this one for a "serious" choice.)
4. The only medicine for suffering, crime, and other woes of mankind is wisdom." Thomas Huxley (He was a famous anthropologist, anatomist, and coined the tern agnostic to describe his views of religion.)
5."Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands." Anne Frank
6. "Making the decision to have a child-it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart walking outside of your body." Elizabeth Stone. (I am not sure who she is, but I like this, then I could add, something personal, like you are our heart and we are so proud of you.)
7. "Before you were concieved, I wanted you
Before you were born, I loved you
Before you were here but an hour, I would die for you
This is the miracle of life." Maureen Hawkins
I don't know who she is either, but I would add our own signature line, maybe like above.
I just want it to be more than a simple we are proud of you, you know? And not too cheasy or trite.
If it were your yearbook, and you had to see this forever, what you you like best? be honest.
I think #7 may be too many characters, but I could use the last choice font and go 40 characters per line, then maybe it will work, but it will be squished and ugly.
I prefer # 5,6,or 7, just because it is more emotional.
Any suggestions? I have never had to do this for a yearbook before, the only other "ads" I have done for the kids were for danced recitals, and they were easy, snappy little lines based on the song or dance they did. And I have submitted their baby pics for yearbooks before, as a sneaky surprise.
OK, enough rambling...HELP!!