I didn’t even know where to begin when writing our Family Vision Statement. It felt so overwhelming at first, but once I found some great resources to guide us throughout the process and also make it fun, it made creating a vision a possibility.
My husband and I made it a priority to have a date night at home after putting Harper to bed to create our Family Vision Statement. Yes, it does take some time, but I promise it will be so, so worth it! Children take pride in being part of their family and this will show them that you take pride as well. It also shows our children that their family is unique and teaches them how to prioritize values in their own life. This is a special time for you to dream out loud with your husband.
There are many different options when creating a family vision statement and setting top priorities for your family. Choose the way that fits your unique family. Below are the resources that we used to guide, encourage and empower us as we wrote down our family’s top values, which helped us to create a Family Vision Statement.
Fearless Mom Video 20/20 Parenting: Vision
Mentor 4 Moms with Susan Seay: 20/20 Vision
Family Mission Statement Builder by Andy Andrews
In the Moms on Call Toddler Book (pages 100-102), they provide a Priorities Worksheet.
You can have a date night outside the home or even after the kids go to bed at the kitchen table, where you each set your personal priorities and then combine them to you come up with the top Family Priorities or a Family Vision Statement.