Pop songstress Ciara, who has been known for her #1 hits "Oh," "Goodies" and "1, 2 Step," is now teaching her 15-month-old son, Future, to praise Jesus. Ciara who had never been too outspoken about her Christian faith has been experiencing quite a change since meeting Seattle Seahawks quarterback boyfriend Russell Wilson. She has also been spotted tweeting Scripture verses; a change some have attributed Wilson.
"The other day we were saying, 'Thank you, Jesus' and I would say, 'Say, thank you!' And he would say, 'Tank you!' I'd say, 'Je-sus' and he'd say, 'Yee-yus,'" the singer told People about her son. "It is so sweet!"
Ciara, who shares her son with former boyfriend Future, a rapper, says her son is going through a developmental stage in which he repeats everything he hears. According to a report by ChristianToday, Ciara is delighted that her son imitates everything she says. "He's like a parrot now. He's in the parrot stage so he [copies] everything you say- which you have to be careful with!"
Moreover, Ciara had previously said her son was the greatest gift that God had given her. "Honestly, I feel like everything in life happens for a reason and my son has been the greatest gift that God has given me in my life and been the most game-changing thing that's happened to my life, in a necessary way," she said on Power 105.1 FM's syndicated radio show, "The Breakfast Club" earlier this year.
Even though Future is just over a year old, Ciara is already considering what her son will be like when he grows up. She doesn't think that he will follow her footsteps and become an entertainer, but should he decide to become a singer, she would support him wholeheartedly.
"I'll support him with whatever his heart desires as long as it's something positive and productive. My mom was hesitant about me being in music, but she gave me room to figure it out. It's important to allow your kids to pursue their dreams," she said. "You don't want someone to wish they could have achieved something but were forced to do something else. But show business is a tough world. Ideally I wouldn't want him to do it, but if his heart desires it then I'll support him."