Christina Carr

Professor Schaffer

Service Leadership

12 November 2002


Reflection Paper #3 – My Mission Statement



I hope to live a life worthy of the infinite blessings bestowed on me.


I hope to live a life worthy of all those lives lost that I might live in freedom.


 I hope my faith, my family, and my career will always be in that order, not forgetting my personal pursuits, other relationships, and life purpose.  I hope to always keep my priorities straight.  I hope to continue to grow in my faith, be a good wife and mother, and have a successful career, while still growing my own personal pursuits, maintaining healthy relationships with my other family members and friends, and continually seeking my life purpose.


I hope I continue to grow in my faith, challenging Aaron in his, while being challenged by him in mine.  I hope we are ready to teach our children about our faith.  I hope I always set aside time for God, and strive to put Him first.  I hope to be involved and serve in our church, perhaps teaching Sunday school again. 


I hope I never put my career above my family in any decision-making.  I hope that marrying Aaron will be the best decision I ever make.  I hope I am able to put his needs and desires above my own.  I hope I will have a servant heart for him, as he will have for me.  I hope I am given extra patience for my children. 


I hope to make a difference with my career.  I hope to have a job where I can have input, where I feel valued.  I hope to eventually work in a job where I am giving back to the community and making an impact somehow.  I hope to be a servant leader, one that is respected and admired.  I hope to use the things I’ve learned during my four years here at Pepperdine. 


I hope to still make time for my own personal pursuits.  I hope to learn how to play the violin, to be an adventurous cook, to read for fun, to learn how to fish and ride dirt bikes with Aaron, to be a better horse rider, to sew better, and keep scrap booking.  I hope to travel more later on when we can afford it and to go to Heidelberg for the 10-year reunion.


After I’m married, I hope to still have girl time with my friends, sisters, mom, and mother-in-law.  While getting married changes my priorities in relationships, I hope not to forget old friends.  


I hope to continually seek out my life purpose, my calling in life.  I hope to one day realize what that is whether it be that of a wife and mother, or a part of something that impacts many. 


Lastly, I hope to never forget that there is a whole world out there, a world full of people who have not been given what I have been given.  I hope to never take for granted the blessings in my life.  I hope to in turn bless others with the blessings that I have been given.  I hope to always be thankful, not envious.  I hope to be content.  I hope to live a full life.  I hope to hear those two magic words when I reach Heaven, “Well Done”.